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Inherited IFNAR1 deficiency in otherwise healthy patients with adverse reaction to measles and yellow fever live vaccines.

Nicholas Hernandez, Giorgia Bucciol, Leen Moens, Jérémie Le Pen, Mohammad Shahrooei, Ekaterini Goudouris, Afshin Shirkani, Majid Changi-Ashtiani, Hassan Rokni-Zadeh, Esra Hazar Sayar, Ismail Reisli, Alain Lefevre-Utile, Dick Zijlmans, Andrea Jurado, Ruben Pholien, Scott Drutman, Serkan Belkaya, Aurelie Cobat, Robbert Boudewijns, Dirk Jochmans Show all

Journal of Experimental Medicine | Published : 2019


Vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and yellow fever (YF) with live attenuated viruses can rarely cause life-threatening disease. Severe illness by MMR vaccines can be caused by inborn errors of type I and/or III interferon (IFN) immunity (mutations in IFNAR2, STAT1, or STAT2). Adverse reactions to the YF vaccine have remained unexplained. We report two otherwise healthy patients, a 9-yr-old boy in Iran with severe measles vaccine disease at 1 yr and a 14-yr-old girl in Brazil with viscerotropic disease caused by the YF vaccine at 12 yr. The Iranian patient is homozygous and the Brazilian patient compound heterozygous for loss-of-function IFNAR1 variations. Patient-derived ..

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