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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Influenza, Campylobacter and Mycoplasma Infections, and Hospital Admissions for Guillain-Barré Syndrome, England

Clarence C. Tam*†Comments to Author , Sarah J. O’Brien‡, and Laura C. Rodrigues*
Author affiliations: *London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; †Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; ‡University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Table 2

Poisson regression of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admissions against infection reports, England, 1993–2002: clusters of lags significant at 0.05 level*†

PathogenAll ages<35 y35–64 y>65 y
Campylobacter3,4,5
Influenza0,1R1,0,1,2R1,0,1
A0,1R1,0,1
B
Mycoplasma pneumoniaeR4,R3;R1,0
Haemophilus influenzae non-B
H. influenzae B
Cytomegalovirus
Epstein-Barr virus

*Regression models are adjusted for yearly trend, seasonal pattern (up to 6th harmonic) and public holidays.
†Numbers indicate the lag number in weeks; lag numbers preceded by R represent lags of n weeks following the week of admission for GBS. Lags in boldface are significant at the 0.01 level of precision.

*Regression models are adjusted for yearly trend, seasonal pattern (up to 6th harmonic) and public holidays.
†Numbers indicate the lag number in weeks; lag numbers preceded by R represent lags of n weeks following the week of admission for GBS. Lags in boldface are significant at the 0.01 level of precision.

*Regression models are adjusted for yearly trend, seasonal pattern (up to 6th harmonic) and public holidays.
†Numbers indicate the lag number in weeks; lag numbers preceded by R represent lags of n weeks following the week of admission for GBS. Lags in boldface are significant at the 0.01 level of precision.

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