Clin Dermatol 2015 May-Jun;33(3):327-32. Epub 2014 Dec 8.
Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Ave MC 5067, Chicago, IL 60637; Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Ave MC, 5067 Chicago, IL 60637.
Vaccinations are important for infectious disease prevention; however, there are adverse effects of vaccines, many of which are cutaneous. Some of these reactions are due to nonspecific inflammation and irritation at the injection site, whereas other reactions are directly related to the live attenuated virus. Rarely, vaccinations have been associated with generalized hypersensitivity reactions, such as erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, urticaria, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and drug hypersensitivity syndrome. Read More