Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following seasonal influenza vaccination in an elderly patient.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Sep ;20(9):1485-6. Epub 2013 Jul 24. PMID: 23885031
Jorge D Machicado
Although such occurrences are rare, it should be recognized that certain vaccines might trigger serious neurological immune phenomena such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, seizures, cranial neuropathy, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Here we report on an elderly woman with ADEM following seasonal influenza vaccination who recovered after plasma exchange.