Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
The rare diseases Guillain Barré Syndrom (GBS) and the Chronic Imflammatory Demyelizing Neuropathy (CIDP), as well as the different variants, are autoimmune inflammatory diseases of the peripheral nervous sytem. Through an attack on the Immune System they inflame the nerve cells. As a result, those affected suffer from movement disorders, numbness, or even severe neuralgia. There is also the danger of paralysis of the breathing muscles and cardiac rhythm disorders.