Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in the United States: no evidence of elevated risk after simultaneous intramuscular injections of vaccine.

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During the past 30 years, Romania reported rates of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) approximately 10-fold higher than in the United States. The elevated VAPP risk was largely caused by multiple intramuscular (im) injections with antibiotics given within 30 days of onset of paralysis. Because it is not known whether im injections contribute… (More)

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@article{Izurieta1995VaccineassociatedPP, title={Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in the United States: no evidence of elevated risk after simultaneous intramuscular injections of vaccine.}, author={Hector S. Izurieta and R. Sutter and Andrew L. Baughman and Peter M. Strebel and J. M. Stevenson and Melinda Wharton}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={1995}, volume={14 10}, pages={840-6} }