Reply To: GBS patient dies

GH
December 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

In-hospital mortality for persons diagnosed with GBS is between two and three percent. The elderly, those with cardiac conditions, and those who require ventilation are more likely to die.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18443311/

GBS and complications associated with it can put a great deal of stress on the body. It is not surprising that a few people will not make it through. Was this gentleman elderly?