The HPV vaccine does not increase the risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, according to a study released that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009. Guillain-Barre is a disorder that causes muscle weakness and tingling that can progress to paralysis.
Although it can be life-threatening, most people recover with few remaining problems. The disorder often occurs after an infection; the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.
The vaccine was approved in June 2006 for use in girls and women age 9 to 26 to prevent infection with human papilloma virus...
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