Guillan-Barre in a nueromuscular disorder in which the outer covering of the neurons is diminished. No clear etiology but is suspected that it may be caused by a virus.
Unique is the patients’ loss of reflexes along with ascending weakness. That is, a patient may be not be able to move his or her feet on day 1 and by day 5 cannot move their entire leg. Most distressing is a paralysis that reaches the respiratory muscles.
In the lab, the cerebral spinal fluid will show a large protein count and low white blood cell count.