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Pneumonitis secondary to the influenza vaccine.
  1. S. D. Johnston,
  2. A. Kempston,
  3. T. J. Robinson
  1. Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, N Ireland.


    We report a 58-year-old man who developed respiratory distress and interstitial shadowing on chest X-ray 10 days after receiving the influenza vaccine. He failed to respond to intravenous antibiotics but his clinical condition, hypoxia and chest X-ray changes improved dramatically on oral steroids. The clinical diagnosis was pneumonitis secondary to recent influenza vaccination.

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