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Epidemiology of Guillain-Barr‚ syndrome in Aruba

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Show simple item record Suryapranata, F. S. T. en_US Ang, C. W. en_US Chong, L. L. en_US Murk, J. L. en_US Falconi, J. en_US Huits, R. M. H. G. en_US 2017-12-18T12:56:07Z 2017-12-18T12:56:07Z 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9637 en_US
dc.identifier.doi en_US
dc.identifier.other en_US
dc.identifier.other 27 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-CLB; DCS; U-TROPIC; JIF; DOI; PDF; Abstract; DSPACE63 en_US
dc.description.abstract The epidemiology of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in tropical areas is different compared with developed countries. We investigated the epidemiology of GBS on the Caribbean island of Aruba. Data were collected retrospectively from all 36 patients hospitalized with GBS between 2003 and 2011 in Aruba. We observed a seasonal distribution of GBS cases with a peak in February. The incidence rate (IR) fluctuated heavily between individual years. The overall IR was 3.93/100,000, which is higher than that observed in developed countries. Serological studies indicated a possible relation of GBS cases with dengue virus infections. We also observed a relation between the annual number of dengue cases in Aruba and the number of GBS cases in the same year. We conclude that the epidemiology of GBS in tropical areas can be different from temperate climate regions and that dengue may be a trigger for developing GBS. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Noncommunicable diseases en_US
dc.subject Neurological disorders en_US
dc.subject Guillain-Barr‚ syndrome en_US
dc.subject GBS en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Incidence en_US
dc.subject Seasonality en_US
dc.subject Associations en_US
dc.subject Dengue hemorrhagic fever en_US
dc.subject Aruba en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject America-Latin en_US
dc.title Epidemiology of Guillain-Barr‚ syndrome in Aruba en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 94 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1380-1384 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Am J Trop Med Hyg en_US

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