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November 16, 1979

Acute Febrile Systemic Reaction to Polyvalent Pneumococcal Vaccine

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Hematology and Pharmacy, David M. Brotman Memorial Hospital; and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1979;242(20):2208-2209. doi:10.1001/jama.1979.03300200038020

An acute, severe febrile reaction with leukocytosis followed vaccination with polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in a splenectomized patient with myeloproliferative disease. Recovery required five days.

(JAMA 242:2208-2209, 1979)