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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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Increased risk of developmental neurologic impairment after high exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccine in first month of life
Published: 2000
SYNOPSIS

Infants receiving mercury-containing vaccines developed speech disorders, sleep disorders and autism, according to CDC scientists.

CITATION

Verstraeten TM, Davies R, Gu D, DeStefano F. Proceedings of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Annual Conference, April 2000.

SUMMARY

“This analysis suggests that high exposure to ethylmercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines in the first month of life increases the risk of subsequent development of neurologic development impairment.”

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