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
  • Coma
  • Death
  • Dementia
  • Inability to swallow
  • Lack of awareness
  • Loss of speech
  • Low energy
  • Memory loss
  • Seizure 

When do the symptoms appear?

Encephalopathy can appear within days of a vaccination.

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