Pediatricians can add one more spot to watch on their radar screens: vaccine-associated diseases in foreign-born children who live in the United States.
In a recent report, investigators described the case of a 7-month-old boy from India who was hospitalized in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. He had fever, an enlarging skin lesion in the deltoid region with axillary lymphadenopathy, and an inability to bear weight on the left leg that progressed to paralysis (Trimble R et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:721-724).
Vaccine-Related Diseases Affect Young Immigrants. JAMA. 2014;312(16):1626. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13700