A neurologist's rhombencephalitis after comirnaty vaccination. A change of perspective

Neurol Res Pract. 2021 Nov 8;3(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s42466-021-00156-7.


Rhombencephalitis is an orphan disease of multiple causes that may manifest with facial palsy, limb ataxia and reduced consciousness. Up to now it is described after COVID-19 infection and in this (personal) case was found up to 8 weeks after Comirnaty vaccination. So far, we do not fully understand the pathophysiological characteristics of encephalitis associated with SARS-CoV-2. In rare cases, vaccination may cause an immunological reaction and delayed inflammation, the consequences of which we have not yet deciphered. Rhombencephalitis should be considered as a rare potential mRNA-associated vaccination side effect.

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