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January 1982

Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the US Army

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Preventive Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(1):21-24. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510130023004

• Using the US Army's operational reporting system, the medical records of soldiers with Guillain-Barré syndrome were retrieved and compared with reported incidence figures from the 1976 national influenza immunization program. Military personnel sustained an incidence of disease approximately 50% higher than unvaccinated civilians but less than 25% of the rate attributed to civilian vaccinees.

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