Table 1

Demographic features and preceding events in patients with various forms of Guillain-Barré syndrome

AIDP (n = 82)FS (n = 32)Axonal forms (n = 6)Unclassified (n = 47)
Mean age (y)34.61-150 45.044.328.7
Sex: (male/female)66/3456/44100/066/34
Preceding events72565068
 Upper respiratory tract infection55561757
 Fever and chill2006
 Acute gastroenteritis2002
 Acute conjunctivitis00170
 Identifiable viral infections7002
 Bacterial infections40170
 Traffic accident1000
  • 1-150 P < 0.05 v FS subgroup.

  • AIDP = Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy; FS = Fisher syndrome. All the values (except those for mean age) are given as a percentage.