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guillain-barré syndrome in pakistan: similarity of demyelinating and axonal variants.guillain-barré syndrome (gbs) comprises multiple subtypes whose nosological and pathophysiologic interrelationships are unclear. in an attempt to better understand the relationship between the disease's major subtypes, we reviewed the characteristics of gbs cases consecutively admitted to a tertiary care hospital in karachi, pakistan, over a 13-year period. of 175 cases, 80 (46%) were demyelinating and 55 (31%) axonal, whilst 40 (23%) had ambiguous electrophysiological findings precluding classi ...200616796593
a comparison of disease caused by shigella and campylobacter species: 24 months community based surveillance in 4 slums of karachi, pakistan.despite the efforts of the international community diarrheal diseases still pose a major threat to children in children less than five years of age. bacterial diarrhea has also emerged as a public health concern due to the proliferation of drug resistant species in many parts of the world. there is a paucity of population-based data about the incidence of shigellosis and campylobacter infections in pakistan. we report country specific results for shigella diarrhea that were derived from a multic ...201121338955
breast feeding may protect children against campylobacter jejuni associated diarrhoea.to investigate the bacterial etiology of infant diarrhea in karachi, pakistan, 180 rectal swab samples collected from diarrhea patients under 5 years of age and 30 samples from age- and sex-matched healthy children were analyzed. enteropathogenic organisms were isolated from 70 case samples (38.9%). the two most common etiologic agents were campylobacter jejuni (19.4%) and aeromonas hydrophilia (6.1%). salmonella, shigella, and yersina appear to have a limited incidence in this age group. no ...199612346517
seasonal variation in bacterial pathogens isolated from stool samples in karachi, pakistan.to determine the seasonal variation of the commonly isolated bacterial pathogens in stool samples.200312779031
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