The Risk of Seizures After Receipt of Whole-Cell Pertussis or Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine. Epilepsy Currents, January 2002.
There are significantly elevated risks of febrile seizures on the day of receipt of DTP vaccine and 8 to 14 days after the receipt of MMR vaccine.
Vaccination Triggers, Rather Than Causes, Seizures. Epilepsy Currents, November 2015.
Febrile seizures represent a serious adverse event following measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination.
Febrile Seizure Risk After Vaccination in Children 6 to 23 Months. Pediatrics, June 2016.
The administration of IIV3 [flu vaccine] on the same day as either PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) or a DTaP-containing vaccine was associated with a greater risk of febrile seizures.
Identification of seizures among adults and children following influenza vaccination using health insurance claims data. Vaccine, December 2013.
Seizure events using had a high level of accuracy in the emergency department setting in young children and older adults.
Systematic review of fever, febrile convulsions and serious adverse events following administration of inactivated trivalent influenza vaccines in children. Euro Surveill, June 2015.
Increased febrile convulsions occurred after administration of influenza [flu] vaccine.
Newborn immune activation may have a long-term negative impact on brain function. McLean Hospital, January 2018.
temporary immune system activation shortly after birth produced two main findings in the adult mice. First, immune-activated mice spent more time in slow-wave sleep, a sleep phase often associated with systemic inflammation. Second, the mice also showed dramatic increases in brief (lasting 2-3 seconds) bouts of abnormal brain wave activity. These events had the hallmark characteristics of spike-wave discharges (SWDs), a type of epilepsy-like brain activity that is not accompanied by full-body seizures.