Two case reports of stroke in children after varicella vaccination. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Stroke after varicella vaccination.
J Pediatr. 2004 Dec ;145(6):845-7. PMID: 15580216
Two children presented with acute hemiparesis 5 days and 3 weeks following varicella vaccination. Both showed unilateral infarction of the basal ganglia and internal capsule, a distribution consistent with varicella angiopathy. Both children had small patent foramen ovale (PFO), and one child also had severe iron-deficiency anemia, which may have predisposed the patient to this adverse effect.