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

Stroke after varicella vaccination.

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Division of Pediatric Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, and the University of Calgary, Ontario, Canada. wirrell@calgaryhealthregion.ca

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.

PMID:
15580216
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2004.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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