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Vaccines 2017, 5(3), 26; doi:10.3390/vaccines5030026

An Atypical Local Vesicular Reaction to the Yellow Fever Vaccine

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
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Academic Editors: Alexander Zakhartchouk and Rachel L. Roper
Received: 2 August 2017 / Revised: 1 September 2017 / Accepted: 14 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
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Yellow fever vaccine is a live attenuated viral inoculation indicated for patients traveling to endemic areas. The vaccine is generally well tolerated with minimal adverse effects. Typical side effects include malaise, pain at the injection site, and, albeit rarely, immediate hypersensitivity reactions. We present a case of a rare adverse reaction to yellow fever vaccine in which a patient developed vesicular lesions resulting in bullae and circumferential hyperpigmentation. View Full-Text
Keywords: yellow fever vaccine; adverse reaction; blisters; rash; hyperpigmentation yellow fever vaccine; adverse reaction; blisters; rash; hyperpigmentation

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Wauters, R.H.; Hernandez, C.L.; Petersen, M.M. An Atypical Local Vesicular Reaction to the Yellow Fever Vaccine. Vaccines 2017, 5, 26.

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