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Abstract Title:

Stroke after varicella vaccination.

Abstract Source:

J Pediatr. 2004 Dec ;145(6):845-7. PMID: 15580216

Abstract Author(s):

Elaine Wirrell, Michael D Hill, Taj Jadavji, Adam Kirton, Karen Barlow

Article Affiliation:

Elaine Wirrell

Abstract:

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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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