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Guillain Barré Syndrome
Medical Tests & Diagnosis Methods/Tools
To correctly diagnose GBS, various tests are carried out in addition to examining the symptoms for symmetry - symptoms appearing on both sides of the body. The doctor will take a medical history and eating habits, alcohol consumption and recent infections are also taken into account.
An Electromyogram helps examine the muscle activity and indicate signs in slowing down or blocking of nerve signals. An Electromyogram is used to differentiate between muscle disorders and muscle weakness caused due to neurologic disorders.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to record the electrical activity of the heart and also helps determine irregularities in the hearts rhythmic beating.
A nerve biopsy helps examine signs of damage of nerve and or axon. (7)
Article by Kona Vishnu, MS
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