Journal article

Revaccination outcomes of children with vaccine proximate seizures

Lucy Deng, Margie Danchin, Georgina Lewis, Abigail Cheung, Anita J Campbell, Ushma Wadia, Krist Ewe, Nicholas Wood

Vaccine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Seizures, whether febrile or afebrile, occurring within 14 days following vaccination can be considered as vaccine proximate seizures (VPSs). While the attributable risk and clinical severity of first febrile VPS is well known, the risk and clinical outcomes of VPS recurrence is less well defined. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of revaccination management and outcomes in children who experienced a VPS as their first seizure seen in Australian Specialist Immunisation Clinics between 2013 and 2017. Vaccination outcomes were compared between children who had a VPS as their only seizure (VPS only) and children who had further non-vaccine proximate seizures following the..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Lucy Deng is supported by the University of Sydney Research Training Program scholarship.