1. Incidence, Etiology, Causes, and Clinical Presentation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
Although rare, GBS is the most common cause of rapidly acquired ascending paralysis. Clinicians need to have a good understanding of how a patient presents with this serious neurological disorder. This chapter will outline disease incidence, possible etiologic causes, and the progression of symptoms to be aware of in the initial phases following GBS occurrence.