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Febrile Seizure

Risk of Febrile Seizures and Epilepsy After Vaccination With Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, and Haemophilus Influenzae Type b
Published: 2012
SYNOPSIS

Danish researchers found children 8-times more likely to have a febrile seizure on the day of vaccination of DTaP-IPV-HiB vaccine.

CITATION

Yuelian Sun, Jakob Christensen, Anders Hviid, Jiong Li, Et al. Journal of the Amercian Medical Association, February 22/29, 2012—Vol 307, No. 8.

SUMMARY

“DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccination was associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures on the day of the first 2 vaccinations given at 3 and 5 months.”

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Post-vaccination encephalomyelitis: Literature review and illustrative case
Published: 2008
SYNOPSIS

Australian scientists describe the role of vaccines in triggering acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (“ADEM”).

CITATION

William Huynh, Dennis J. Cordato, Elias Kehdi, Lynette T. Masters, Chris Dedousis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 15 (2008) 1315–1322.

SUMMARY

“Post-infectious and post-immunization encephalomyelitis make up about three-quarters of cases, where the timing of a febrile event is associated with the onset of neurological disease. Post-vaccination Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis has been associated with several vaccines such as rabies, diphtheria-tetanus-polio, smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, Japanese B encephalitis, pertussis, influenza, hepatitis B, and the Hog vaccine. We review ADEM with particular emphasis on vaccination as the precipitating factor.”

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