Detection of Campylobacter jejuni/C.coli infection ...

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Title Detection of Campylobacter jejuni/C.coli infection in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome by serology and culture
Author(s) H. Hariharan, K. Naseema, C. Kumaran, J. Shanmugam, M. D. Nair, K. Radhakrishnan
Journal The New Microbiologica: Official Journal of the Italian Society for Medical, Odontoiatric, and Clinical Microbiology (SIMMOC)
Date 1996
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 267
End page 271
Abstract Serum samples from 43 cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), 32 non-GBS neurology patients, and 35 healthy persons from a medical institute in Kerala, India, were tested for antibody levels against a Campylobacter jejuni strain Penner serotype 0:19 by agglutination and ELISA. Twenty-six percent of samples from GBS cases showed high antibody levels in all assays. Of 8 stool samples of new GBS cases examined by culture, 38% were positive for C. jejuni/C. col1. The results suggest that at least a quarter of GBS cases studied were associated with Campylobacter infection.

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