genetics and GBS

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      My husband, Brad, was diagnosed with GBS 5.5 years ago. Now his sister is being diagnosed and treated for it. What are the chances of siblings having the same diagnosis?  Lucky for her, I hope, her diagnosis has come earlier in the disease process and she is receiving the standard treatment – which my husband didn’t. I pray her outcome is better than his.  Anyway, any comments of this disease within the same family?

      Margaret from Nebraska

    • GH
      September 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Here’s a link to an article on genetics and peripheral neuropathies:
      “… it is clear that the majority of patients with GBS and CIDP do not have CMT and that in general, there is no clear genetic predisposition to these inflammatory disorders.”