May is National GBS-CIDP Awareness Month

NARBERTH, Pa., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — GBS-CIDP Foundation Int’l, Narberth, PA, is the preeminent global non-profit organization supporting individuals and their families affected by Guillain-Barré (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and their variants. The Foundation provides support, education, research and advocacy and is proud to announce May as National GBS-CIDP Awareness Month.

GBS, CIDP, AIDP, MMN, and variants are rare disorders of the peripheral nerves typified by rapidly ascending weakness, and often paralysis, evolving usually over days to one to four weeks. At any one time, between 5,000 and 10,000 people in the United States are affected.

In its more than 35-year history, the Foundation, with 190 chapters in 47 countries, is proud to have served more than 40,000 patients worldwide. The organization will be holding its 14th biennial Symposium in San Antonio, TX, September 22-24 for patients, their families and/or caregivers, and leading medical professionals from all over the world. For more information or to register, visit here.

The Foundation has been closely monitoring a potential outbreak of GBS following the arrival of the Zika virus in the US and is preparing to address what may be a large increase of GBS diagnoses as a result. For the latest Zika virus information, visit here.