Vaccines and risk of lymphoedema

Vaccinations have been linked to lymphoedema but there is no quality scientific
evidence to support or refute a causative relationship.

The risk of lymphoedema is still present for many years following breast surgery.

 

We report on a case of a breast cancer patient who developed lymphoedema following vaccination in her ‘at risk’ arm. She had previously undergone mastectomy and axillary clearance but did not have lymphoedema before the vaccinations. . Patients who are at risk of lymphoedema should be warned to report persistent swelling after vaccination so that they can be referred early for physiotherapy intervention if required.

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ven 22 giugno 2012
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