An atypical local vesicular reaction to the yellow fever vaccine

Robert H. Wauters*, Camellia L. Hernandez, Maureen M. Petersen

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Yellow fever vaccine is a live attenuated viral inoculation indicated for patients traveling to endemic areas. The vaccine is generally well tolerated with minimal adverse effects. Typical side effects include malaise, pain at the injection site, and, albeit rarely, immediate hypersensitivity reactions. We present a case of a rare adverse reaction to yellow fever vaccine in which a patient developed vesicular lesions resulting in bullae and circumferential hyperpigmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26
Issue number3
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Adverse reaction
  • Blisters
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rash
  • Yellow fever vaccine


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