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Femoral neuropraxia after vaccination in a 3-month-old infant: a case report

Papanna, Madhavan C.; Sundararajan, Sabapathy

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2011 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 162–163
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32833b604a

We report an incidence of a 3-month-old infant who developed femoral neuropraxia after vaccination (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis/inactivated poliovirus/haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine) in the thigh. To the best of our knowledge, femoral nerve injury after vaccination has not been reported in the literature before. However, this baby made good neurological recovery within 8 weeks after vaccination.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

Correspondence to Madhavan C. Papanna, MBBS, Dip Ortho, MRCS, 7 Quilters Close, Luton, Bedfordshire LU32LL, UK Tel: +44 158 257 9676; fax: +44 158 249 7403; e-mail:

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