GBS and Arthritis

January 17, 2008 at 11:31 am

Dear All,

Again, thanks to all for your advice. At this point, it is difficult to get Fran to another doctor, since as part of rehabilitation doctors have so far been of little help. Gabrielle, by “skewing” I mean that the fingers curve outward like the fins of a fish. While I have seen fingers skew like this on arthritis victims, I also note that some characteristics do not match this diagnosis–no obvious loss of strength in the fingers, no swelling or redness of the joints. Until I can convince her to go to a rheumatologist for professional analysis, I doubt we’ll get anywhere with this problem. Unfortunately, there is much about GBS that is not known.