Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions & vaccination citations
Epilepsy  Citations

[1998] Weibel et al Acute Encephalopathy Followed by Permanent Brain Injury or Death Associated With Further Attenuated Measles Vaccines: A Review of Claims Submitted to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program  A total of 48 children, ages 10 to 49 months, met the inclusion criteria after receiving measles vaccine, alone or in combination. Eight children died, and the remainder had mental regression and retardation, chronic seizures, motor and sensory deficits, and movement disorders.

Plesner AM, Hansen FJ, Taudorf K, Nielsen LH, Larsen CB, Pedersen E. Related Articles
Gait disturbance interpreted as cerebellar ataxia after MMR vaccination at 15 months of age: a follow-up study.
Acta Paediatr. 2000 Jan;89(1):58-63.
PMID: 10677059 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ballerini, Ricci, B, et al, "On Neurological Complications of Vaccination, With Special Reference to Epileptic Syndromes," Riv Neurol, Jul-Aug 1973, 43:254-258.

Berlin BS.   Convulsions after measles immunisation. Lancet. 1983 Jun 18;1(8338):1380. No abstract available.PMID: 6134152; UI: 83217955.

Jacobson V et al (1988). Relationship of pertussis immunization to the onset of epilepsy, febrile convulsions and central nervous system infections: a retrospective epidemiologic study. Tokai J Exp Clin Med 13 Suppl:137-42 1988. Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine.

Tonz O (1980), Bajc S. [Convulsions after whooping-cough vaccination]. [Article in German] Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1980 Dec 20;110(51):1965-71.

Cherry JD et al (1993). Pertussis immunization and characteristics related to first seizures in infants and children. J Pediatr 122(6):900-3 1993. Department of Pediatrics, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine.
In a previous study in which we examined the relationship of pertussis immunization to the onset of neurologic disorders during 1967 and 1968 and during 1972 and 1973 in Denmark, there were 554 children with initial onset of epilepsy and 2158 children with first febrile convulsions... The cause of increased severity of febrile seizures apparently associated with pertussis immunization is unknown.

Griffin MR, et al.  Risk of seizures after measles-mumps-rubella immunization. Pediatrics. 1991 Nov;88(5):881-5. PMID: 1945626; UI: 92051053.
Skovrankova J, Komarek V, Domorazkova E. [Neurologic complications after vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough].Cesk Pediatr 1992 Feb;47(2):122-4 [Article in Czech] Ustav ser a ockovacich latek, Praha.
The authors analyze the character and prognosis of neurological complications after immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (ADTP vaccine) in children free from neurological disease in the case-history (n = 91) and in children with neurological disease in the case-history (n = 9). In both groups the most frequent type of complications were encephalopathies and febrile attacks as a consequence of metabolic and toxic changes following vaccination. Persisting neurological disorders had in both investigated groups in the majority the character of epilepsy. PMID: 1572012, UI: 92240734

Wolf SM, Forsythe A, "Epilepsy and mental retardation following febrile seizures in childhood," Acta Paediatr Scand 1989 Mar;78(2):291-295.

Wiersbitzky S, Burtzlaff C, Weinke I, Wiersbitzky H, Herrmann H.  [BNS epilepsy after the second triple (DPT) vaccination?] Kinderarztl Prax. 1993 Aug;61(6):229-31. German. No abstract available. PMID: 8411851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]