Characterization of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Abstract

Campylobacter jejuni is a major pathogen preceding Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and most C. jejuni isolates from GBS patients belong to Penner serotype 19 (heat-stable; HS-19). We analyzed sixteen independent clinical isolates from GBS patients, twelve of which belonged to HS-19, three to HS-2, and one to HS-4, using PCR-based RFLP analysis of a flagellin… (More)

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