Recurrence of panic attacks after influenza vaccination: Two case reports

Han Joon Kim, Sang Won Jeon, Ho-Kyoung Yoon

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Abstract

Human influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The influenza vaccination is recommended annually, but several adverse effects related to allergic reactions have been reported. Panic attacks are also known to occur, but no case of a panic attack adverse effect has been reported in South Korea. We present two cases of panic disorder patients whose symptoms were aggravated by the influenza vaccination. We assumed that dysregulation of T-lymphocytes in panic disorder patients could have a role in activating various kinds of cytokines and chemokines, which then can lead to panic attack aggravation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Adverse effects
  • Human influenza
  • Influenza vaccines
  • Panic attack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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