Recurrence of panic attacks after influenza vaccination: Two case reports

Han Joon Kim, Sang Won Jeon, Ho Kyoung Yoon

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    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
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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