Genetic characterization of Campylobacter jejuni O:41 isolates in relation with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Wassenaar T M,Fry B N,Lastovica A J,Wagenaar J A,Coloe P J,Duim B

Resumo: Campylobacter jejuni O:41 strains are found in association with Guillain-Barré syndrome in South Africa. Strains of this serotype collected over 17 years were characterized by amplified fragment length polymorphism and flagellin typing to determine their clonal nature. Despite minor variation in GM1 expression, all of the strains were genetically indistinguishable, indicating that they are representative of a genetically stable clone.

Imprenta: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, v. 38, n. 2, p. 874-876, 2000

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins

Data de publicação: 2000