Analysis Of Guillain Barre Syndrome And Autoimmune Disease Essay

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Autoimmune disorder are devastating to individuals because one’s own body is doing the damage to the system. An auto immune disorder is low activity or over activity of the immune system. In the case of over activity the body attacks and damages its own tissues, which is known as an autoimmune disease (WebMD, 2015). Autoimmune diseases affect up to 50 million individuals in the United State, and of that 75% of them are women (Roddick, 2015). Autoimmune disease occur when your body defends itself against invading pathogen, and then decided that self-tissue is foreign. This results in the body attacking one’s own healthy unaffected tissues. However, there is also autoimmune syndromes that are similar to autoimmune disease with slight differences. A syndrome produces a number of symptoms without any identifiable cause.
In 1916, 3 French physicians (Guillian, Barre, and Stohle) identified a syndrome that affected 2 soldiers, which was later named the Guillian-Barre syndrome where there was weekend muscles, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) albuminocytologic dissociation, and diminished deep tendon reflexes. Gillian-Barres Syndrome (GBS) the body attacks the peripheral nervous system (National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stoke, 2013). More specifically GBS attacks the myelin sheath of the neurons, which cause the signal to travel slower than normal. In some case this can lead to prolonged damage to the neurons if not treated fast enough.
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