LINDA MORTON-KUTE, M.D.
To the editor: In 1979, the rubella vaccine grown in duck embryos (HPV-77:DE 5) was replaced by the human diploid cell culture vaccine (RA 27/3) as the immunogen of choice in the United States. Neurologic side effects are infrequent, transient, and usually restricted to the extremities (1). I report a case of paresthesias in the distribution of the left trigeminal nerve that occurred in a 35-year-old woman after vaccination with RA 27/3 rubella vaccine.
A healthy 35-year-old white woman had had a negative rubella titer by the latex-agglutination method on 19 March, 1984 and received 0.5 mL of rubella vaccine
MORTON-KUTE L. Rubella Vaccine and Facial Paresthesias. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:563. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-4-563_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(4):563.
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