Ischemic stroke following varicella vaccine

Benbir G. , Muhammed R. P. , Hasiloglu Z. I. , Albayram S., YALÇINKAYA C.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.2, sa.4, ss.329-332, 2013 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3233/pnr-13077
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.329-332


Although stroke may develop after varicella zoster virus infection, the relation between varicella vaccine and ischemic stroke is vague. A 13-month-old boy was admitted due to sudden onset right-sided hemiparesis. The past medical and family history were unremarkable, except for the administration of chickenpox vaccine 2 d before. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed acute cerebral ischemia. Detailed examinations for the etiological work-up were all normal. A definite causal relationship is difficult to establish between stroke and varicella vaccination, however. post vaccinaton complication may be considered in stroke patients without other demonstrable risk factors.