What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Guillain Barre

Guillain Barre Syndrome

This disease begins with reduced

Sensation may be limited during

Syndrome*

is a disease of the nervous

sensation in fingers and toes,

the onset phase of this disease,

 

system brought about by

which progresses up toward the

and any sensory impairment

 

autoimmune dysfunction,

central nervous system. Both sen-

contraindicates vigorous mas-

 

certain types of infections

sation and motor innervation may

sage. If Sensation is intact and

 

or vaccinations, Hodgkin's

be affected. in extreme cases, pa-

medical clearance is obtained,

 

lymphoma, surgery, or ex-

tients may need a ventiator to as-

massage may be a useful part of

 

posure to some drugs.

sist in breathing. Guillain Barre

the recovery strategy for Guillain

 

 

syndrome is usually a temporary

Barre Syndrome.

 

 

situation, and most patients expe-

 

 

 

rience a full or nearly full recovery

 

 

 

within weeks or months.

 

 

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