Systemic vasculitis following influenza vaccination--report of 3 cases and literature review

J Rheumatol. 1993 Aug;20(8):1429-31.


Influenza vaccination is a widely accepted practice particularly among the elderly and high risk individuals. Minor and transitory side effects following the vaccination are common while systemic complications are infrequently reported. We describe 3 patients who developed systemic vasculitis following influenza vaccination. With increasing use of influenza vaccination, attention should be drawn to the possible expression of systemic adverse effects such as vasculitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Vasculitis / etiology*


  • Influenza Vaccines