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Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Sep;20(9):1485-6. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00307-13. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

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

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. jorge.d.machicadorivero@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

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.

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PMC3889594
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