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Stroke after varicella vaccination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15580216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Elaine Wirrell; Michael D Hill; Taj Jadavji; Adam Kirton; Karen Barlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-06     Completed Date:  2005-01-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  845-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, and the University of Calgary, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Chickenpox Vaccine / adverse effects*
Paresis / chemically induced*,  physiopathology
Stroke / chemically induced*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chickenpox Vaccine

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