Incidence of Guillain-Barre Syndrome among Patients with Campylobacter Infection: A General Practice Research Database Study.


Tam, CC; Rodrigues, LC; Petersen, I; Islam, A; Hayward, A; O'brien, SJ; (2006) Incidence of Guillain-Barre Syndrome among Patients with Campylobacter Infection: A General Practice Research Database Study. The Journal of infectious diseases, 194 (1). pp. 95-7. ISSN 0022-1899 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/504294

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 16741887
Web of Science ID: 238337400014
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/11869

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