116 immunizations were given to 61 children with febrile convulsion or epilepsy who had not had a seizure for 1 year since the last attack. In 92 of the 116 immunizations the electroencephalogram (EEG) was examined before and after immunization. No adverse effects on the EEG were observed in 19 immunizations with Japanese encephalitis, measles, mumps or rubella vaccines. Epileptic spikes reappeared after 10 immunizations and epileptic spikes increased after 10 immunizations among 73 given for diphtheria, acellular pertussis and tetanus (DPT), diphtheria and tetanus (DT), or Bacillus Calmette‐Guerin (BCG). A convulsion was observed once in one child 7 days after immunization with BCG. A follow‐up EEG examination is necessary after children with convulsive disorders are immunized.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1990|
- Adverse effects
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health