Post-vaccination encephalitis is a disease of unknown etiology that has appeared in recent years and which occurs without regard to the existence of known factors other than the presence of a recent vaccination against smallpox. The disease has a mortality rate of approximately 43 per cent and has associated with it pathological changes of the central nervous system which are similar to those found in the acute nervous manifestations occasionally noted following smallpox, chicken pox, measles and certain other acute infections.
Lucksch4 in June, 1924, published a series of three cases with post-vaccination nervous manifestations which occurred
ARMSTRONG C. Post-Vaccination Encephalitis1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:333–337. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-333
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):333-337.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Vaccines/Immunization.
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