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Multiple sclerosis and contraindication to vaccination

Ruairi Connolly, Timothy O'Brien, Gerard Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Stem cell therapies are advertised through online resources which describe a range of treatments with diverse clinical indications. Stem cell tourists may not be aware of the information they should seek when consulting these clinics, or of the potential risks involved. The aim of this study was to characterise the therapies offered by online stem cell clinics. METHODS: A web based search utilising five search terms was employed. The first twenty pages of each search result were screened against 340 variables...
November 2014: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Branko Troskot, Miroslav Simunić
TNF-alpha blockers side effects vary according to the frequency and severity and mainly include immunogenicity (ability to cause immune reactions), infections, malignancies, heart failure, demyelinating disease and others. Treatment with TNF-alpha blockers may result in the formation of autoantibodies and, rarely, in the development of a lupus-like syndrome. They should not be administered to patients who have experienced a severe hypersensitivity reaction. Urticaria, dyspnea and hypotension can occur after TNF-alpha inhibitors administration...
April 2013: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
Micha Loebermann, Alexander Winkelmann, Hans-Peter Hartung, Hartmut Hengel, Emil C Reisinger, Uwe K Zettl
Bacterial and viral infections have been shown to induce relapses and accelerate the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Vaccination to prevent communicable disease in such patients is, therefore, of key importance. Reports of potentially detrimental effects of immunization on the course of MS, however, have prompted patients and physicians to adopt a cautious attitude towards the use of vaccines. The risks associated with a number of vaccines have been investigated in patients with MS. Vaccines against some diseases, such as tetanus and hepatitis B, are not associated with an elevated risk of MS exacerbation, whereas vaccines against other diseases, such as yellow fever, are contraindicated in patients with MS...
January 24, 2012: Nature Reviews. Neurology
M Bras, V Delbos, L de Gentile, P Abgueguen, E Pichard, J-M Chennebault, D Chabasse, S Fanello
UNLABELLED: The authors conducted a survey in an international vaccination centre. The aim of the study was to assess the travelers' knowledge of vaccines and to check their health record to determine the vaccination rate. We used a self-administered questionnaire and added vaccination certificates to the document. RESULTS: Most of the travelers knew about complications due to vaccinations, but ignored their contraindications. Knowledge decreased over the age of thirty...
April 2009: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
F D Battistini
The A. deals with three clinic aspects of outstanding importance of the measles and its relevant vaccination; that is: the complications of the disease, the contraindications to live virus vaccine and the possible reactions to vaccine. It is particularly stressed the possibility of neurological complications due either to disease or to vaccination posthumous.
June 1979: Annali Sclavo; Rivista di Microbiologia e di Immunologia
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