Evidence for a causal association between oral polio vaccine and transverse myelitis: A case history and review of the Literature

@article{Kelly2006EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a causal association between oral polio vaccine and transverse myelitis: A case history and review of the Literature},
  author={H. Kelly},
  journal={Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={42}
}
  • H. Kelly
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Abstract:  A 6‐month‐old boy developed transverse myelitis 7 days after the receipt of oral polio vaccine (OPV). A paediatric neurologist confirmed the diagnosis when the boy was aged 9 years. The boy had received his first scheduled OPV at the age of 4 months and had developed immunity to serotypes 1 and 2 but not to serotype 3. A poliovirus type 3 was isolated from stool and throat specimens collected from the boy in the first 2 days after symptom onset. This was shown, in a World Health… Expand
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