Getting COVID Raises Odds for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Vaccination Lowers Risk

October 18, 2023

COVID infection can raise the risk of a rare immune system attack on the body’s nerves — but vaccination might protect against it, a large new study suggests.

The study, of more than 3 million Israeli adults and teenagers, found that COVID infection was linked to a substantially increased risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome in the next six weeks.

GBS is a rare condition where the immune system launches a misguided attack on the body’s own nerve tissue. It causes symptoms like weakness and tingling in the limbs, difficulty walking and even paralysis.

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