We performed a multicenter prospective study on the incidence and prognosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the Emilia-Romagna region (3,909,512 inhabitants), Italy, over a 2-year period (1992-1993). The case finding method was based on a surveillance system including neurologic departments, all private and public general hospitals, and all practicing neurologists. We also reviewed all the ICD codes of hospital discharges. Ninety-four patients with GBS were identified, giving a mean incidence rate of 1.20 per 100,900 per year. Men/women ratio was 1.94. Incidence rate increased with age for both sexes. There were no significant incidence variations among seasons or months. Antecedent infections were reported in 59% of the patients. There was an overall good prognosis. After 6 months, 64% of patients had recovered and only 4% was still severely disabled. Acute mortality was 3%. Older age was the strongest predictor of poor outcome.

A prospective study on the incidence and prognosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome in Emilia-Romagna region, Italy (1992-1993)

Granieri, E;
1997

Abstract

We performed a multicenter prospective study on the incidence and prognosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the Emilia-Romagna region (3,909,512 inhabitants), Italy, over a 2-year period (1992-1993). The case finding method was based on a surveillance system including neurologic departments, all private and public general hospitals, and all practicing neurologists. We also reviewed all the ICD codes of hospital discharges. Ninety-four patients with GBS were identified, giving a mean incidence rate of 1.20 per 100,900 per year. Men/women ratio was 1.94. Incidence rate increased with age for both sexes. There were no significant incidence variations among seasons or months. Antecedent infections were reported in 59% of the patients. There was an overall good prognosis. After 6 months, 64% of patients had recovered and only 4% was still severely disabled. Acute mortality was 3%. Older age was the strongest predictor of poor outcome.
Ravasio, A; Pasquinelli, M; Dossi, Bc; Neri, W; Guidi, C; Gessaroli, M; Rasi, F; Fabbri, R; Mazzini, G; Rebucci, Gg; Padoan, G; Callegarini, C; Ciucci, G; Guidi, Ar; Facchini, G; Galeotti, M; Casmiro, M; Bianchedi, G; Tola, Mr; Govoni, V; Granieri, E; Tralli, G; Tugnoli, V; Mussuto, V; Guarino, M; Azzimondi, G; Baldrati, A; Laudadio, S; Sacquegna, T; Salvi, F; Ambrosetto, G; Dalessandro, R; Sorgato, P; Ferrari, V; Gentilini, M; Colombo, A; Merelli, E; Miele, V; Lolli, V; Santangelo, M; Motti, L; Guidetti, D; Solime, F; Granella, F; Pavesi, G; Allegri, I; Falco, L; Scaglioni, A; Montanari, E; Cammarata, S; Poli, V; Bassein, L; Guarino, M
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