Reply To: Painting and onset of GBS

August 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

It is unlikely that paint had anything at all to do with your husband’s condition. GBS is triggered by a stimulus to the immune system, generally aan infection, but there are underlying causes as well which are not fully understood. Many cases of GBS are ideopathic, because an infection need not have a clinical presentation in order to trigger GBS.

It is easy to jump to a conclusion that whatever he was doing at the time of the onset of the illness may have been the cause, but this is not valid reasoning. Better to focus on recovery, in my opinion.