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Correspondence Guillain-Barr é syndrome and arboviral infection in Brazil

Among the clinical manifestations associated with the recent Zika infection outbreak in South America and elsewhere are rash, conjunctivitis, Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) in exposed adults, and in the newborn so-called congenital Zika syndrome, especially microcephaly.1 After accumulating epidemiological data from the French Polynesia2 outbreak, attention has now focused on Zika infection as a trigger of GBS. The case for a specific, causal associat ion between acute Zika infection and subsequent GBS was strongly made: 42 individuals were diagnosed with GBS, of whom all had Zika neutralising antibodies.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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