BURTON A. WAISBREN, M.D.
To the editor: Five patients seen over the past 24 months prompted this letter suggesting that swine-influenza injections given in the fall of 1976 have led to cases of bizarre long-standing neurologic diseases that can mimic multiple sclerosis. Our index patient was a 37-year-old man who received a swine-influenza injection on 8 October 1976. He noted on 12 November 1976 the onset of numbness and tingling that progressed over the next 7 months to hyper-reflexia, staggering gait, and partial paralysis of his lower extremities. He has been diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis but has insisted that his disease came after
WAISBREN BA. Swine-Influenza Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:149. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-149_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):149.
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