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Prevalence of Guillain-Barré syndrome among Zika virus infected cases: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2018
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Title
Prevalence of Guillain-Barré syndrome among Zika virus infected cases: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2018.02.005
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Authors

Ludovica Barbi, Antonio Victor Campos Coelho, Luiz Cláudio Arraes de Alencar, Sergio Crovella

Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emergent flavivirus transmitted mainly through Aedes spp. mosquitoes that is posing challenge to healthcare services in countries experiencing an outbreak. Usually ZIKV infection is mild, but in some cases it has been reported to progress into neurological diseases such as microcephaly in infants and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults. GBS is a debilitating autoimmune disorder that affects peripheral nerves. Since ZIKV caused massive outbreaks in South America in the past few years, we aimed to systematically review the literature and perform a meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of GBS among ZIKV-infected individuals. We searched PubMed and Cochrane databases and selected three studies for a meta-analysis. We estimated the prevalence of ZIKV-associated GBS to be 1.23% (95% CI=1.17-1.29%). Limitations include paucity of data regarding previous flavivirus infections and ZIKV-infection confirmation issues. Our estimate seems to be low, but cannot be ignored, since ZIKV outbreaks affects an overwhelming number of individuals and GBS is a life-threatening debilitating condition, especially in pregnant women. ZIKV infection cases must be closely followed to assure prompt care to reduce the impact of GBS associated-sequelae on the quality of life of those affected.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 228 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 18%
Student > Bachelor 40 18%
Researcher 23 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 9%
Other 32 14%
Unknown 51 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 20 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 5%
Other 31 14%
Unknown 69 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2018.
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