The occurrence of Guillain-Barre syndrome within families.
Geleijns K., Brouwer BA., Jacobs BC., Houwing-Duistermaat JJ., van Duijn CM., van Doorn PA.
This report describes 12 Dutch families of which at least two members have had Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). The authors observed an earlier onset of GBS in successive generations. The occurrence of GBS within families suggests a role for genetic factors in the pathogenesis of GBS.