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Vaccine associated paralytic poliomyelitis in a 2-year-old boy with X-linked agammaglobulinaemia

Franciszek Iwańczak, Barbara Iwańczak, Anna Buchner

Med Sci Monit 1998; 4(3): CS526-528

ID: 502476


After the fourth poliomyelitis vaccination, high temperature, the symptoms of the infection of upper respiratory tract and a week later also a flaccid paralysis of lower extremities, right shoulder and gluteal muscles occurred in a 23-month-old boy. The analyses confirmed the diagnosis of vaccine-associated poliomyelitis and revealed the absence of immunoglobulins in blood serum upon which the diagnosis of the inborn X-linked agammaglobulinaemia was based. After the treatment, the presently 16-year-old boy still suffers from left foot paresis with a partial muscular atrophy of this extremity. The absence of immunoglobulins in blood serum is supplemented with intravenous immunoglobulin preparations.

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