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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 459543, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/459543
Case Report

Lymphadenitis as a Rare Side Effect of H1N1 Vaccine in a Child

Kocaeli Medical Centre, 41100 Kocaeli, Turkey

Received 23 August 2010; Accepted 5 November 2010

Academic Editor: Robert S. Dawe

Copyright © 2010 Zuhal Gundogdu and Mualla Seyhogullari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present a 5-year-old boy who had the complaint of swelling and pain on the right vaccine shot and right axillary areas. The right axillary area was diagnosed as reactive lymphadenitis, which we believe is a rare local side effect of the swine flu vaccine. The key message to take away from this case is that the patient had lymphadenitis as a local side effect of the swine flu vaccine. Lymphadenitis should be reported as a possible local side effect of the swine flu vaccine.