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Guillain-Barré syndrome following Campylobacter jejuni enteritis. Report of three cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  3277576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe three cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with Campylobacter jejuni enteritis and review the data from eight other cases described in detail in the literature. The recent recognition of this association is probably due to improved stool culture technique. In comparison with GBS associated with respiratory infections, the delay between the first symptoms of infection and the development of GBS is somewhat longer, an observation in accordance with GBS associated with gastrointestinal symptoms of unidentified etiology. The clinical picture and the outcome do not seem to differ from those of GBS associated with other disorders. Campylobacter jejuni appears to be a pathogen capable of triggering GBS and will probably become increasingly recognized if appropriate culture and serologic tests are performed.
J Y Sovilla; F Regli; P B Francioli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-23     Completed Date:  1988-03-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  739-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Service of Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Campylobacter Infections*
Campylobacter fetus
Middle Aged
Polyradiculoneuropathy / etiology*,  physiopathology

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