GTR Home > Conditions/Phenotypes > Guillain-Barre syndrome, familial


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized most commonly by symmetric limb weakness and loss of tendon reflexes. It is a putative autoimmune disorder presenting after an infectious illness, most commonly Campylobacter jejuni, a gram-negative bacterium that causes acute enteritis (Yuki and Tsujino, 1995; Koga et al., 2005). Approximately 1 in 1,000 individuals develops GBS after C. jejuni infection (Nachamkin, 2001). Although rare familial cases have been reported, GBS is considered to be a complex multifactorial disorder with both genetic and environmental factors rather than a disorder following simple mendelian inheritance (Geleijns et al., 2004). [from OMIM]

Available tests

3 tests are in the database for this condition. Compare labs offering these tests.

Check Associated genes for additional relevant tests.

Associated genes

Clinical features

  • Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy

IMPORTANT NOTE: NIH does not independently verify information submitted to the GTR; it relies on submitters to provide information that is accurate and not misleading. NIH makes no endorsements of tests or laboratories listed in the GTR. GTR is not a substitute for medical advice. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.

Write to the Help Desk