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The group of patients with Guillain-Barr'e syndrome (GBS) is very heterogenous with regard to antecedent infections, immunological parameters, clinical manifestations, and response to treatment. In this study, the presumed pathogenic factors anti-GM1 antibodies and Campylobacter jejuni infections were related to the clinical characteristics. Serum from 154(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which antecedent infections are specifically associated with the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). BACKGROUND Infections with many agents have been reported preceding GBS. Some infections are related to specific clinical and immunologic subgroups in GBS. Most agents were reported in case reports and uncontrolled small series of GBS(More)
BACKGROUND Campylobacter jejuni enteritis is the predominant bacterial infection preceding Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an acute postinfectious immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy. The purpose of this study was to define the clinical phenotype of GBS and the relation with preceding C jejuni infections in Bangladesh. METHODS We performed a prospective(More)
We studied the usefulness of serum procalcitonin (PCT), interleukin-6 (IL-6), lipopolysaccharide binding protein (LBP) levels and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, in differentiating between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis in critically ill patients. Methods. In this single centre prospective observational study we included all(More)
The prognostic value of detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 DNA in histologically cancer free lymph nodes was assessed in left obturator lymph nodes from cervical cancer patients with HPV-16 positive primary tumours. HPV-16 DNA was detected by polymerase chain reaction in 12 of 35 patients with histologically cancer free lymph nodes. Of these 12(More)
Anti-galactocerebroside (GalC) antibodies are reported to be present in GBS patients with preceding Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) infection. We investigated the presence of anti-GalC reactivity in serum of a large group of GBS patients using ELISA and compared this with healthy controls and individuals with an uncomplicated MP infection. Anti-GalC antibody(More)
A comparative study was made in Japan and The Netherlands of the presence of preceding Campylobacter jejuni infections in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). It was conducted in two laboratories using different serological criteria. The Japanese results showed no significant difference in the frequency of C jejuni infection between the Japanese (17/88, 19%) and(More)
Human sera and human exudate fluids were surveyed for the presence of antibodies cross-reacting with a type C viral protein with a molecular weight of 30,000 (p30). Antibodies cross-reactive with type C viral p30 were concentrated by means of affinity chromatography using Sepharose beads to which disrupted Simian sarcoma virus or Rauscher murine leukemia(More)
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