Acute transverse myelitis following vaccination against H1N1 influenza: a case report

Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2011 Mar;4(3):312-4. Epub 2011 Mar 22.


H1N1 vaccination is currently safe, and only rare acceptable side-effects have been reported. Here we describe for the first time a serious adverse event, i.e., acute transverse myelitis, following H1N1 vaccination in China. After the standard treatment with methylprednislone, the patient recovered completely.

Keywords: H1N1; influenza; side-effects; transverse myelitis; vaccination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype / immunology*
  • Influenza Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Male
  • Myelitis, Transverse / etiology*
  • Myelitis, Transverse / immunology


  • Influenza Vaccines