BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 67, Issue 11 (November 2015)

Epidemiology of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Hiroo Yoshikawa 1 1Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine Keyword: ギラン・バレー症候群 , NINCDS診断基準 , 疫学 , 年間発症率 , フィッシャー症候群 , Guillain-Barré syndrome , NINCDS criteria , epidemiology , population incidence rate , Fisher syndrome pp.1305-1311
Published Date 2015/11/1
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The epidemiologic features of the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been reported from North America, England, Iceland, and Norway before 1979. The population incidence rates of GBS fulfilling the NINCDS (National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke) criteria in USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, and Sweden ranged from 0.62 cases to 2.66 cases per 100,000 person-years across all age groups, with a relative risk of 1.78 for males. GBS incidence increased by 20% for every 10-year increase in age. In Japan, the incidence of GBS was 1.15 per 100,000 person-years. Males were affected 1.5 times more frequently than females. The average age of patients with GBS was 39.1 ± 20.0 years, which is lesser than that in North America and Europe. The relative ratio of the occurrence of Fisher syndrome among patients with GBS was higher than that in other Asian countries.

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