Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine Associated Uveitis

Author(s): David M Hinkle*, John R Chancellor, Benjamin P Hale, Frederick T Fraunfelder and Frederick W Fraunfelder

There are many reports of the widely administered vaccines causing uveitis. We analyze data from spontaneous reporting and present a specific case report to evaluate a possible relationship between the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine formulations and the development of uveitis. Uveitis may be a rare adverse effect of vaccines, but awareness of this potential reaction is important to clinicians and should continue to be reported.


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