Other Names for this Disease
- Acute autoimmune peripheral neuropathy
- Acute idiopathic demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Acute immune-mediated polyneuropathy
- Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
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Although the triggers of Guillain-Barre syndrome remain unclear, this condition is considered to be a complex disorder caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Only in a few rare cases have multiple members of a family developed Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Last updated: 11/2/2009
- Guillain-Barre syndrome, familial. OMIM database. April 8, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=139393. Accessed 11/2/2009.