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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Zika Outbreak Associated Neurological Syndromes in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.511
Pages: 
438-41
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The Zika outbreak and its potential association with severe neurological syndromes was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. An abrupt increase in the incidence of otherwise infrequent acute neurological syndromes is described in Jamaica.

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Objective: To describe the demographic, clinical and laboratory features and, treatment and outcomes of Zika outbreak associated neurological syndromes.

Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Oct, 2016

Emergence of Zika Virus Epidemic and the National Response in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.488
Pages: 
243–9
Synopsis: 
The Zika virus epidemic in Jamaica is evolving and includes cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and reports in pregnant women. Zika may become endemic in Jamaica, similar to dengue and chikungunya. Safe and effective dengue, chikungunya fever and ZIKV vaccines are needed to mitigate the devastating effects of these three diseases.

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Background: Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response.

Accepted: 
28 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Sep, 2016

Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Its Variants: A Case of Acute Motor-sensory Axonal Neuropathy in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.039
Pages: 
658–66
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Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

The Guillain-Barré Syndrome at Two Hospitals in Trinidad, West Indies: A Review of 26 Patients

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514–7
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Over a period of four years, twenty-six consecutive patients with Guillain Barré syndrome were studied for their clinical features, electrophysiological findings, response to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and recovery rates.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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