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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot

 Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot

Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common and most severe acute paralytic neuropathy, with about 100,000 people developing the disorder every year worldwide.  GBS can be preceded by infections, by viral and bacterial, or by vaccination. While somewhat uncommon, cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome have been linked to recent influenza vaccines.