June 28, 2010 — Infants aged 12 to 23 months have about double the risk of developing a febrile seizure for 7 to 10 days after being vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine compared with those receiving separate MMR and varicella vaccines, according to a new study.
Despite this increase, physicians and parents should understand that the overall risk for febrile seizures from either the MMR or MMRV vaccine is low, stressed lead study author Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD, codirector of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center in Oakland, California.
Related articles by Zemanta
- Combination MMRV vaccine linked with two-fold risk of seizures (physorg.com)
- Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids (nlm.nih.gov)
- Combination MMRV vaccine linked with 2-fold risk of seizures (eurekalert.org)
- Are Vaccinations Safe? (specialdee.wordpress.com)