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June 1988

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Campylobacter jejuni Enteritis

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(6):604. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520300018010

To the Editor.  —In our letter entitled "Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Campylobacter jejuni Enteritis,"1 Peter C. Kohler and I stated that "no such cases... have previously been described from countries other than England." Dr Allan H. Ropper had made us aware that that was a misstatement: we neglected to cite his report concerning six patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome who had acute, severe, and prolonged initial illness2; one of them had preceding Campylobacter enteritis. In addition to this (United States) case, we slighted cases reported from Finland and Australia, even though they are described in references that we gave with our letter. We apologize for those omissions. (After calling all of this to our attention, Dr Ropper prepared the article that appears on p 655 of this issue of the Archives.)

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