Guillain-Barre syndrome. Another immune-mediated disease with a predilection for young women?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although the epidemiology of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) has been studied extensively, some important aspects remain unrecognized. In a retrospective study of 92 patients with GBS, we identified an apparent increased frequency in young women, an epidemiological feature shared with other immune-mediated neurological diseases such as myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riggs, JE; Gutmann, L; Whited, JD

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 382 - 383

PubMed ID

  • 2789453

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0043-3284


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States