Infections and the Guillain-Barre Syndrome: from endemic to pandemic

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Abstract

The Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disease of the peripheral nervous system and a rare complication of infectious diseases. Endemic infections occurring at a high rate, epidemics, or vaccine campaigns may induce peaks in the incidence of GBS. A recent example includes the Zika virus which caused a high incidence of GBS in Latin America. In this thesis the role of this and several other infectious diseases in the development of GBS are investigated. Furthermore, the limitations in diagnosis and management of GBS that clinicians experience globally are studied and opportunities to improve this in preparation of future outbreaks are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Jacobs, B.C., Supervisor
  • Willison, Hugh J., Supervisor
Award date14 Jun 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-94-6361-707-9
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2022

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