Epidemiologic study of Guillain-Barré syndrome in children <15 years of age in Latin America.

  title={Epidemiologic study of Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome in children <15 years of age in Latin America.},
  author={Janus M Olive and Celso Castillo and Rui Castro and Ciro A. de Quadros},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={175 Suppl 1},
In 1986, surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases among children <15 years of age was implemented in Latin America as part of the initiative to eradicate poliomyelitis from the Western Hemisphere. Data on AFP, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), could be analyzed from a regional registry system and from specific GBS studies in seven countries. Between 1989 and 1991, 3112 cases of GBS were reported in Latin America, representing 52% of all nonpolio AFP cases. From the studies in… CONTINUE READING