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Curr Opin Neurol. 2001 Oct;14(5):605-13.

Epidemiology of the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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Section of Clinical Neurology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.


This review focuses on recent epidemiological findings on Guillain-Barré syndrome regarding incidence, antecedent events related to the disease, prognosis and prognostic indicators, and treatment. Moreover, this review summarizes recent observations on clinical variants of Guillain-Barré syndrome and their relationship with the prevailing clinical presentation of the disease. The epidemiological observations which have advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome are also discussed.

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