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Yes, there are a few types that affect children. These include:
Yes, it can be. Guillain-Barré usually develops over the course of just a few days and can cause life-threatening complications. So if your child is having trouble walking, call your primary care provider right away or go an emergency room. If your child has Guillain-Barré, he or she will probably need to stay in the hospital for treatment.
Yes. The disease is very treatable, and the vast majority of children recover fully or with only mild long-term weakness. Guillain-Barré starts quickly, but most children also recover quickly. However, some children do continue to have weakness or other symptoms.
Most children who have Guillain-Barré never have it again. But some children have a relapse, which can occur months or even years later. If that happens, your child may develop a more chronic form of the disease, called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP).
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”