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Abstract Title:

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following seasonal influenza vaccination in an elderly patient.

Abstract Source:

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Sep ;20(9):1485-6. Epub 2013 Jul 24. PMID: 23885031

Abstract Author(s):

Jorge D Machicado, Bhavana Bhagya-Rao, Giovanni Davogustto, Brandy J McKelvy

Article Affiliation:

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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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