Stroke after varicella vaccination

Elaine Wirrell, Michael D. Hill, Taj Jadavji, Adam Kirton, Karen Barlow

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-847
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume145
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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