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Acute Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Incidence

Facts about Guillain-Barre syndrome:

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome occurs in about 12 out of 1 million people each year in the US.
  • There are about 3,500 cases per year in the United States and Canada.
  • In over two-thirds of cases, a viral infection precedes the onset of the disease by 1-3 weeks.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Acute Demyelinating Polyneuropathy References
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