Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination in United States. A report from the CDC/FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

Nizar Souayah, Abu Nasar, M. Fareed K Suri, Adnan I. Qureshi

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Abstract

Using the data from Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, we present 54 reports of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after vaccination that occurred in United States in 2004. In 38 of the patients, GBS occurred within 6 weeks. The highest number (n = 31) of GBS was observed in patients receiving influenza vaccine followed by hepatitis vaccine (n = 9), 1 patient died and 10 patients were disabled following the event. We conclude that vaccines other than influenza vaccine can be associated with GBS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5253-5255
Number of pages3
JournalVaccine
Volume25
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2007

Keywords

  • Adverse event
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hepatitis vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Vaccination

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