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Guillain-Barre syndrome and influenza vaccinations

Guillain-Barre syndrome was first associated with influenza vaccinations in 1976. Over the last 12 years, the incidence of the condition has decreased with a four fold decrease from 1993 to 2003. Only 24% of reported Guillain-Barre syndrome cases involved an illness in the four weeks preceding the influenza vaccination thus making the association of GBS and the vaccination stronger. GBS is a rare paralytic disorder where the peripheral nervous system is affected by the body's immune system. Symptoms include weakness or tingling sensations in legs which is followed by progressive weakness. GBS is the most common neurological disorder associated with influenza vaccinations.

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About: Guillain-Barre syndrome and influenza vaccinations

Date: 29 November 2004

Source: Kansas City Info Zine


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