Meningococcal vaccine citations
Meningitis vaccination  Meningitis

Yergeau A, et al.   Adverse events temporally associated with meningococcal vaccines. CMAJ. 1996 Feb 15;154(4):503-7. PMID: 8630839; UI: 96229943.

Py MO, et al.  Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and meningococcal A and C vaccine: case report]. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 1997 Sep;55(3B):632-5. Portugese.  PMID: 9629418; UI: 98293063 Servico de Neurologia, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
A 25-year-old women developed acute disseminated post-vaccinal encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following vaccination with A plus C meningococcal vaccine (Pasteur-Merieux). Fast disappearance of symptoms and gradual resolution of MRI demyelinating lesions occurred after steroid treatment with high doses of intravenous methylprednisolone. To our knowledge, ADEM has not been previously described in association with meningococcal vaccine. Although most cases of ADEM occur following viral infections and vaccination, the syndrome has previously been related to leptospirosis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. This suggests that it may also be related to exposure to polysaccharide-protein vaccines such as the Group A plus Group C meningococcal vaccine. PMID: 9629418, UI: 98293063

[No authors listed] [Adverse effects associated with meningococcal A and C vaccine. Data from The Spanish Drug Surveillance System]. Gac Sanit. 1999 Nov 1;13(6):462-467. Spanish. [Record as supplied by publisher]PMID: 10620316.