JAMES P. LUBY, M.D.; STEPHEN R. JONES, M.D.; ARMAND J. WOHL, M.D.; HOWARD R. TOBEN, PH.D.
To the editor: In a recent analysis of the adverse reactions to duck embryo rabies vaccine, Rubin and associates (1) cite 13 cases involving the nervous system and lasting for more than 4 days among a total of approximately 424 000 persons receiving treatment courses of the vaccine between 1958 and 1971. An additional case was subsequently reported (2). We report here an additional two cases that occurred in Dallas, Texas, during 1972 and 1973.
On 18 July 1972, a 60-year-old rancher was unprovokedly bitten by his pet dog that subsequently disappeared. On 28 July, the patient was started on
LUBY JP, JONES SR, WOHL AJ, TOBEN HR. Adverse Reaction to Duck Embryo Rabies Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:400–401. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-400_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):400-401.
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