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ISRN Neurology
Volume 2011, Article ID 849757, 3 pages
Case Report

Transient Oculomotor Palsy after Influenza Vaccination: Short Report

1Department of Medicine, Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Av. Mandacaru 1590, Maringá, 87083-240, PR, Brazil
2Eletroneuro Clínica Médica, Av. Independência 258, Sala 405, Maringá, 87015-020, PR, Brazil
3Unimed Bebedouro Hospital, Rua Marechal Floriano Peixoto 713, Bebedouro, 14701-360, SP, Brazil

Received 13 February 2011; Accepted 22 March 2011

Academic Editors: P. Annunziata and T. den Heijer

Copyright © 2011 Diogo Fraxino de Almeida et al. 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.


Several neurological complications have been described after influenza vaccination. Oculomotor palsy has not been yet related with influenza vaccine. We report a 79-year-old man who developed an acute transient right oculomotor palsy two days after a routine influenza vaccination, for which no other cause was identified. There was no evidence of diabetes, glucose intolerance, high blood pressure, hipercholesterolemia, smoking, obesity, systemic vasculitis, or other risk factor for ischemic neuropathy. The cerebrospinal fluid was normal as well as the MRI and MRA scans. The differential diagnosis and the possible relationship between the vaccine and the oculomotor palsy are discussed.