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St. Paul man battling Guillain-Barré Syndrome at Abbott Northwestern

[Fox 9 News, August 22, 2022] Each year there are fewer than 6,000 cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the United States. But for those affected by the disorder, life can come to a screeching halt after it leaves them unable to move. This month, a St. Paul man has been hit hard by the rare illness.

Now, Andy Johnson’s been hospitalized at Abbot Northwestern for three weeks, but he finally has answers. Doctors say Guillain-Barré Syndrome is to blame for his deteriorating health. In his case, the rare disorder was likely triggered by the common flu after he returned from overseas. 

Posted on August 23, 2022 in Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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