Declining Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Campylobacteriosis Control, New Zealand, 1988–2010

  title={Declining Guillain-Barr{\'e} Syndrome after Campylobacteriosis Control, New Zealand, 1988–2010},
  author={Michael G. Baker and Amanda Kvalsvig and Jane Hongyuan Zhang and Rob Lake and Ann Sears and Nick Wilson},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Infection with Campylobacter spp. commonly precedes Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). We therefore hypothesized that GBS incidence may have followed a marked rise and then decline in campylobacteriosis rates in New Zealand. We reviewed records for 1988-2010: hospitalization records for GBS case-patients and campylobacteriosis case-patients plus notifications of campylobacteriosis. We identified 2,056 first hospitalizations for GBS, an average rate of 2.32 hospitalizations/100,000 population/year… CONTINUE READING
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