GEORGE PRUSSIN, M.D.; GHAZI KATABI, M.D.
Neurologic reactions after antirabies vaccination are rare, but constitute the principal hazard in the use of this vaccine (1). These reactions occur in three main types:  peripheral neuritis, particularly involving the facial nerve, with complete recovery;  the spinal form, affecting particularly the lumbar and dorsal sections of the cord; and  the cerebral form in which there is an acute encephalitis (2). The spinal, or early form, has an incubation period from 1 to 3 weeks after the first inoculation, followed by fever and sensory and motor disturbances of the dorsolumbar region of the cord. The cerebral, or
PRUSSIN G, KATABI G. Dorsolumbar Myelitis Following Antirabies Vaccination with Duck Embryo Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. ;60:114–116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):114-116.
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