TABLE 2.

Distribution of GD1a- and GM1-like mimicry in GBS- and GI-related isolates of C. jejuni

Type of mimicryIsolatesDisease association
% of isolates that were from:Pa
GBS patients (n = 28)GI patients (n = 81)
GM1All42.943.20.85 (NS)
HS:1947.152.80.924 (NS)
Non-HS:1936.435.60.61 (NS)
GD1aAll78.619.8<0.0000001
HS:1988.230.60.0003
Non HS:1963.611.10.0008
  • a Fisher's exact test or the chi-square test with Yates' corection was used to compare the differences between proportions. NS, not significant.