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Guillain-Barré syndrome following the 2009 pandemic monovalent and seasonal trivalent influenza vaccination campaigns in Spain from 2009 to 2011: outcomes from active surveillance by a neurologist network, and records from a country-wide hospital discharge database

  • Enrique Alcalde-Cabero1,
  • Javier Almazán-Isla1,
  • Fernando J. García López1,
  • José Ramón Ara-Callizo2,
  • Fuencisla Avellanal1,
  • Carlos Casasnovas3,
  • Carlos Cemillán4,
  • José Ignacio Cuadrado5,
  • Jacinto Duarte6,
  • María Dolores Fernández-Pérez7,
  • Óscar Fernández8,
  • Juan Antonio García Merino9,
  • Rosa García Montero10,
  • Dolores Montero11,
  • Julio Pardo12,
  • Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Rivera13,
  • María Ruiz-Tovar1,
  • Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta1Email author and
  • Spanish GBS Epidemiology Study Group
BMC NeurologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:75

Received: 14 August 2015

Accepted: 12 May 2016

Published: 21 May 2016

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Original Submission
14 Aug 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sushmita Sinha
8 Feb 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Steven Hawken
11 Mar 2016 Author responded Author comments - Enrique Alcalde-Cabero
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Mar 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Apr 2016 Author responded Author comments - Enrique Alcalde-Cabero
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Apr 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
12 May 2016 Editorially accepted
21 May 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12883-016-0598-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Centre for Epidemiology, CIBERNED, Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain
Neurology Department, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain
Neuromuscular Unit, Neurology Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge, Biomedical Research Institute (Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge/IDIBELL), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Neurology Department, Severo Ochoa University Hospital, Leganés, Spain
Epidemiology Department, Regional Ministry of Health, Madrid Autonomous Region, Spain
Neurology Department, General Hospital, Segovia, Spain
Neurology Department, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada, Spain
Neurology Department, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Málaga, Spain
Neurology Department, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Majadahonda, Spain
Neurology Department, Virgen de la Salud Hospital, Toledo, Spain
Spanish Medicines & Medical Devices Agency (Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios), Madrid, Spain
Neurology Department, University Teaching Hospital Clínico, Santiago de Compostela (Corunna), Spain
Neurology Department, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain