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Bacterial meningitis after MMR immunisation.
  1. F. A. Riordan,
  2. J. A. Sills,
  3. A. P. Thomson,
  4. C. A. Hart
  1. University of Liverpool, UK.


    Two children developed bacterial meningitis within five days of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunisation. Diagnosis was delayed because symptoms were attributed to the vaccine, although both had a raised C-reactive protein. Fever or rash within five days of MMR vaccination are unlikely to be due to the vaccine and a raised C-reactive protein suggests bacterial infection.

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