[Allergic alveolitis after influenza vaccination]

Pneumologie. 2009 Sep;63(9):508-11. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1214909. Epub 2009 Aug 25.
[Article in German]


Allergic alveolitis as a side effect of vaccination is very rare. We report a life-threatening complication in a female patient after influenza vaccination. The causative antigen was the influenza virus itself. Our Patient has suffered from exogen-allergic alveolitis for 12 years. Because of the guidelines of regular administration of influenza vaccination in patients with chronic pulmonary disease further research in patients with known exogen-allergic alveolitis is vitally important for the pharmaceutical drug safety.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic / chemically induced*
  • Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic / diagnosis
  • Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged


  • Influenza Vaccines