Guillain Barre Syndrome Symptoms, Types, Risks & Treatment

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Types. Once thought to be a single disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome is now known to occur in several forms. The main types are:

  • Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), the most common form in the U.S.
  • Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), in which paralysis starts in the eyes.¬†
  • Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN)and acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN), which are less common in the U.S. but more frequent in China, Japan and Mexico.