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Guillain-barré syndrome.
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PMID:  22931279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: We are concerned that Yuki and Hartung (June 14 issue),(1) in their otherwise comprehensive review of the Guillain-Barré syndrome, have overlooked the importance of public health efforts in the surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis to the eradication of polio. Surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis, and hence Guillain-Barré syndrome, which the authors describe as the "most frequent cause of acute flaccid paralysis worldwide," is a key strategy in global efforts aimed at its eradication.(2) The recent declaration by the World Health Assembly that poliovirus eradication is a programmatic emergency for global public health(3) should convince clinicians around the . . .
Michael I Greenberg; David Vearrier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  367     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  973-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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