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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. J INFECT DIS , 194 (1) 95 - 97. Green open access

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Abstract

The association between Campylobacter infection and subsequent Guillain-Barre 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.

Type: Article
Title: Incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome among patients with Campylobacter infection: A general practice research database study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: JEJUNI INFECTION, EPIDEMIOLOGIC FEATURES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6592
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