Pregnancy and Guillain-Barré syndrome: a nationwide register cohort study.
1996 (English)In: Neuroepidemiology, ISSN 0251-5350, E-ISSN 1423-0208, Vol. 15, no 4, 192-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, we determined the relationship between Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and pregnancy. By taking advantage of several nationwide registers and the availability of personal identification numbers, we calculated person-years for Swedish females aged 15-49 years in the following categories: (1) neither pregnant nor postpartum; (2) pregnant; (3) in the first month postpartum, or (4) in the first 3 months postpartum during 1973-1983. For these women, we determined the corresponding exposure status of hospital-registered GBS cases. Medical records were examined for GBS cases hospitalized during the 2-week period postpartum and 1-month period after the last menstruation. Poisson regression analysis yielded age-adjusted relative risks (RRs) of 0.86 (95% CI 0.40-1.84) for pregnant women, and 1.47 (0.54-3.99) and 2.21 (0.55-8.94) for females during the 3-month and the 30-day period after delivery. The risk for GBS seems to be lower during pregnancy and increases after delivery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 15, no 4, 192-200 p.
Pregnancy, Guillain-Barré syndrome
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126906PubMedID: 8817501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-126906DiVA: diva2:1038850