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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014

Read the Perspective from Paul A. Offit, MD

Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination.

Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands, and colleagues reviewed data from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment in the Netherlands for 990 children who experienced seizures after vaccination during the first 2 years of life. Of these, 26 children were subsequently diagnosed with epilepsy and had seizure onset within 24 hours after inactivated vaccine administration or 5 to 12 days after receiving the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. Study data was reported from 1997 to 2006.

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