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can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Neither of the cervical cancer vaccines (there are two brands in the U.S.) nor any of the other vaccines approved for use in children cause epilepsy.
Answered on Jan 17, 2012
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
NO: For some patients a physical stress can bring out a tendency for epilepsy. If you have a reaction to a vaccine with fever and systemic signs, your body may react with a convulsion. This did not cause epilepsy. You may need a thorough neurological evaluation. Other irritative states may result in further convulsions.
Answered on Dec 14, 2012

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