Guillain-Barre syndrome can affect all age groups. But you're at slightly greater risk if:
- You're a man
- You're an older adult
Guillain-Barre syndrome may be triggered by:
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- Most commonly, infection with campylobacter, a type of bacteria often found in undercooked poultry
- Influenza virus
- Epstein-Barr virus
- HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
- Mycoplasma pneumonia
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Rarely, influenza vaccinations or childhood vaccinations
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