Guillain–BarrÉ Syndrome After Immunization in Canadian Children (1996–2012)


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Abstract

Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) cases admitted to Canadian pediatric tertiary care centers were ascertained through active surveillance. From 1996 to 2012, 246 cases were identified, and 24 (10%) had onset ≤30 days after immunization. Annual rate of postimmunization GBS was 2.0 per 100,000 hospitalizations. Postimmunization GBS was an infrequent cause of pediatric hospitalization.

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