Percentage of relapse or second episode in GBS

Percentage of relapse or second episode in GBS

What percent of patients with GBS suffer a relapse or second episode? 

Based on several series of Guillain Barre syndrome patients, the incidence of recurrence lies somewhere between 1% and 6%, and recurrences may occur months to years after the initial episode.

A recent study found that patients with Miller–Fisher syndrome, younger age, and milder disease were more likely to suffer a recurrence.

There also appeared to be a trend toward shorter intervals between subsequent episodes and a more severe deficit with each recurrence.


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