Are Vaccines Safe after Guillain-Barré and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy

Rubin, Michael
May 2010
Travel Medicine Advisor;May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p25
In this article the author reflects on a study whether it is safe to vaccinate patients with a past history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD). The author mentions that vaccinations appear to be rarely associated to the recurrence of GBS. Moreover, he notes that the formulations of rabies vaccine, derived from chick embryo cells, are similarly not linked with a greater than expected rate of GBS.


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