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October 21, 2006 at 8:25 pm

The answer to your question is that: It is not known what causes GBS. The following Paragraph is from the about GBS link on the GBSFI main web page.

What Causes GBS?
The cause is not known. Perhaps 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial (viral or bacterial) infection such as a sore throat or diarrhea. Some theories suggest an autoimmune mechanism, in which the patient’s defense system of antibodies and white blood cells are triggered into damaging the nerve covering or insulation, leading to weakness and abnormal sensation.