Vaccines and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

@article{Haber2009VaccinesAG,
  title={Vaccines and Guillain-Barr{\'e} Syndrome},
  author={Penina Haber and James Sejvar and Yann Mikaeloff and Frank Destefano},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={309-323}
}
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the leading cause of acute flaccid paralysis in developed countries and is characterized by various degrees of weakness, sensory abnormalities and autonomic dysfunction. Although the underlying aetiology and pathophysiology of GBS are not completely understood, it is broadly believed that immune stimulation plays a role in its pathogenesis. Thus, since vaccines have an effect on the immune system it is biologically plausible that immunizations may be associated… 

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