Encephalopathy is not caused by a single disease — it is a group of symptoms resulting in brain dysfunction or impairment. In rare cases, vaccines can cause children and adults to develop the condition. The effects of encephalopathy can appear as a vast range of signs and symptoms.
What vaccines cause it?
Encephalopathy can result from the following vaccinations:
- Pertussis antigen-containing vaccines (DTaP, Tdap, DTP, P, DTP-Hib)
- Measles virus-containing vaccines (MMR, MR, M)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella virus-containing vaccines (MMR)
- Rubella virus-containing vaccines (MMR, MR, R)
What are the symptoms?
Reactions due to encephalopathy include:
- Changes in personality
- Inability to swallow
- Lack of awareness
- Loss of speech
- Low energy
- Memory loss
When do the symptoms appear?
Encephalopathy can appear within days of a vaccination.
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