Seizures, Encephalopathy, and Vaccines

Seizures, Encephalopathy, and Vaccines

Conclusion

A significant number of children with alleged vaccine injury had pre-existing neurologic or neurodevelopmental abnormalities. Among those developing chronic epilepsy, many had clinical features suggesting genetically determined epilepsy. Future studies that include genotyping may allow more specific therapy and prognostication, and enhance public confidence in vaccination.

Journal of Pediatrics

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