Report of five children with Guillain-Barre syndrome following a nationwide oral polio vaccine campaign in Turkey

Anlar O., Tombul T., Arslan S., Akdeniz H., Caksen H., Gundem A., ...More

NEUROLOGY INDIA, vol.51, no.4, pp.544-545, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGY INDIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-545
  • Keywords: Guillain-Barre syndrome, oral polio vaccine


Five children with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), following a national oral polio vaccination campaign to eradicate disease, are reported. Clinical examination, cerebrospinal fluid and electromyographic findings conformed to the classical description of GBS. Four of them received therapeutic dose of intravenous immunoglobulin G. Two children succumbed to the disease. It was observed that the number of cases of,GBS in children increased during the period of the oral polio vaccination campaign in Turkey, suggesting a causal relationship.