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Offline iltis1994

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GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:06:27 »
Here is one i don't see on here,has anyone here ever been pensioned or awarded for service related illness acronym GBS?It is very rare 1-2 cases in 100,000 so i don't expect a huge response.The causations can been seen in the merck manual or any major medical publication on GBS.I would appreciate any form of experience with it and i can tell you that 12 people have been pensioned for it by VAC.Mine was caused by mycoplasma pneumonia which I contracted in a training exercise.
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Re: GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 08:10:18 »
It is very rare 1-2 cases in 100,000 so i don't expect a huge response.

There has been some GBS discussion,

Slight risk of neurological disorder after flu shot 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=53288.0
"If you contract Guillain-Barré syndrome from the flu shot...buy a lottery ticket, cause you just beat the odds."

Swine Flu argument
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=88828.50
"The last mass vaccination against a different swine flu, in 1976, was marred by reports of the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome;"
4 pages.

Mandatory H1N1 shots for soldiers could violate Charter - CTV News 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=89465.0
"In response to the worry about Guillain-Barre Syndrome in the 76 epidemic, yeah, about 500 people were affected of the 46 million vaccinated,"
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Re: GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 08:58:52 »
The background is the four most common causes are found in a military barracks setting,i.e. huge amount of people and food/bathrooms etc...

Just curious as to where you found this info.

The Mayo Clinic states:

Guillain-Barre syndrome may be triggered by:

    Most commonly, infection with campylobacter, a type of bacteria often found in undercooked poultry
    Influenza virus
    Cytomegalovirus
    Epstein-Barr virus
    Zika virus
    Hepatitis A, B, C and E
    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
    Mycoplasma pneumonia
    Surgery
    Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Rarely, influenza vaccinations or childhood vaccinations


Guillain-Barre syndrome

The NHS list is similar.

**After the edit, I see that iltis1994 cited the causes for mycoplasma pneumonia, not GBS.  Some literature shows that GBS often develops a few days or weeks after an infection of the digestive or respiratory tract.  Depending on when the pneumonia occurred, it might be difficult to prove that a newly diagnosed case of GBS was a result of that illness.  Just my  :2c:

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