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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2014 Jul;25(4):227-8.

An unusual case of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis.

Author information

1
Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;
2
Population and Public Health Services, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina;
3
Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics;
4
Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon;
5
Pediatrician, Regina;
6
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina;
7
Radiology, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Abstract

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The present article reports a case involving an immunocompetent, previously well child who, despite two previous doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, developed severe flaccid paralysis consistent with polio after receiving oral polio vaccine.

KEYWORDS:

MRI findings; Oral polio vaccine; Vaccine-associated poliomyelitis

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