Jan 12, 2023

Aseptic meningitis after vaccination of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

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This case highlights a rare but important side effect after vaccination that primary physicians and neurologists should be aware of in order to identify and efficiently manage these patients.

Case presentation: A 10 year old girl was evaluated for headache, fever and vomit. CSF analysis revealed pleocytosis and presence of S. pneumoniae antigen, and proper antibiotic therapy for bacterial meningitis was started, with rapid improvement.

2Department of Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan.

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3Department of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Yamanashi University, Yamanashi, Japan.

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