Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders | 2021

New relapse of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica as a potential adverse event of AstraZeneca AZD1222 vaccination for COVID-19



\n We report on nine patients (eight cases of MS and one case of NMOSD) who presented a disease relapse in close temporal association with their first AZD1222 vaccination dose against COVID-19. These patients had been stable for a median period of six years, with no evidence of disease activity and no change in their medication. After a median of 13 days (7 to 25 days) from vaccination, they developed a new relapse with increased disability and new lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. Although exceedingly rare, this might be an adverse event of AZD1222.\n

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DOI 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103321
Language English
Journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

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