GEORGE PRUSSIN, M.D.; GHAZI KATABI, M.D.
PRUSSIN G, KATABI G. Dorsolumbar Myelitis Following Antirabies Vaccination with Duck Embryo Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:114-116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):114-116.
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
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