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Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 116–122 | Cite as

Campylobacter enteritis and the Guillain-Barré syndrome

  • Irving Nachamkin
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Abstract

Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis in the United States and worldwide with approximately 2.4 million infections per year in the United States. A now clearly recognized sequelae following Campylobacter infection is the Guillain-Barré syndrome, an acute immune-mediated attack on the peripheral nervous system. How Campylobacter induces Guillain-Barré syndrome is the subject of intense investigation, and this article discusses some of the recent advances in our understanding of the clinical, epidemiologic, and pathogenic features of the disease.

Keywords

Bacterial Gastroenteritis Antiganglioside Antibody National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network Ganglioside Mimicry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Nachamkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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