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Ocular Abnormalities After Influenza Immunization

Ocular Abnormalities After Influenza Immunization Abstract To the Editor.—A resumption of bivalent injections for immunization of high-risk patients against swine and Victoria types of influenza is planned. During the national campaign, last fall, a patient of ours had an unusual syndrome with systemic and ocular manifestations following such an injection. We wish to alert ophthalmologists to this possibility and to remind them of the importance of reporting possible reactions to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Report of a Case.—A 27-year-old surgical house officer, who was in excellent health and had no history of allergy, received an injection of 200 CCA units of A-New Jersey swine influenza (HswN1) with 200 CCA units of A-Victoria influenza (H3N2), split-product virus, on Nov 6, 1976. Eleven days later, he began having myalgias, arthralgias, and fever. There were no skin or gastrointestinal symptoms. One week later, his symptoms had worsened, and, References 1. Parks AM, Richardson JC: Cerebral complications of serum sickness . Neurology 3:277-283, 1953.Crossref 2. Myers LW, Ellison GW, Lucia M, et al: Swine-influenza vaccination in multiple sclerosis . N Engl J Med 295:1204, 1976. 3. Gross PA, Ennis FA: Influenza vaccine: Split-product versus whole virus types. How do they differ? N Engl J Med 296:567-568, 1977.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ocular Abnormalities After Influenza Immunization

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—A resumption of bivalent injections for immunization of high-risk patients against swine and Victoria types of influenza is planned. During the national campaign, last fall, a patient of ours had an unusual syndrome with systemic and ocular manifestations following such an injection. We wish to alert ophthalmologists to this possibility and to remind them of the importance of reporting possible reactions to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Report of a...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1977.04450090171018
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—A resumption of bivalent injections for immunization of high-risk patients against swine and Victoria types of influenza is planned. During the national campaign, last fall, a patient of ours had an unusual syndrome with systemic and ocular manifestations following such an injection. We wish to alert ophthalmologists to this possibility and to remind them of the importance of reporting possible reactions to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Report of a Case.—A 27-year-old surgical house officer, who was in excellent health and had no history of allergy, received an injection of 200 CCA units of A-New Jersey swine influenza (HswN1) with 200 CCA units of A-Victoria influenza (H3N2), split-product virus, on Nov 6, 1976. Eleven days later, he began having myalgias, arthralgias, and fever. There were no skin or gastrointestinal symptoms. One week later, his symptoms had worsened, and, References 1. Parks AM, Richardson JC: Cerebral complications of serum sickness . Neurology 3:277-283, 1953.Crossref 2. Myers LW, Ellison GW, Lucia M, et al: Swine-influenza vaccination in multiple sclerosis . N Engl J Med 295:1204, 1976. 3. Gross PA, Ennis FA: Influenza vaccine: Split-product versus whole virus types. How do they differ? N Engl J Med 296:567-568, 1977.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1977

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