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Guillain-Barré syndrome following administration of live measles vaccine

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      Abstract

      In a 19 month old girl and a 10 month old girl the Guillain-Barré syndrome developed within a week after they received, respectively, live measles-rubella vaccine and live measles vaccine. The older child was immune to rubella at the time of vaccination, but both girls demonstrated a primary measles antibody response. Serum obtained during the acute and convalescent stages from the younger child was tested for antibodies against the herpes viruses (herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and varicella-zoster) and found to be negative.
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