Reply To: GBS patient dies

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.

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?