Incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome among patients with Campylobacter infection: a general practice research database study.

Autor(es): Tam Clarence C.; Rodrigues Laura C.; Petersen Irene; Islam Amir; Hayward Andrew; O'Brien Sarah J.

Resumo: The association between Campylobacter infection and subsequent Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been well documented. To date, however, there exists no direct estimate of the incidence of GBS among patients with Campylobacter infection. Using the General Practice Research Database, we estimate the incidence of GBS in a cohort of patients presenting with Campylobacter enteritis to be 1.17/1000 person-years, a rate 77 times greater than that in the general population. The probability that an individual who develops Campylobacter enteritis will also develop GBS during the subsequent 2-month period is <2/10,000.

Imprenta: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, v. 194, n. 1, p. 95-97, 2006

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1086/504294

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2006