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Guillain-Barré syndrome

From food poisoning to paralysis

Guillain-Barré syndrome affects the peripheral neurones. It often starts with a tingling in the hands and feet, but can spread, causing paralysis of arm and leg muscles and the muscles that control breathing. In rare cases it can be fatal. Neurobiologist Maddy Cunningham explains how the syndrome can be triggered by food poisoning

AQA: The immune system; Skeletal muscles

OCR A: The immune system; Mechanism of muscular contraction

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