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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
reply to post by Blundo
It's certainly a tragedy, though we will need to wait for conclusive test results to see what did, in fact, cause her dystonia. I'm sure there is a chance it could be related to an extreme reaction to the flu, but it could also be related to a neurological event that went undetected or even exposure to heavy metals in some instances.
And to answer the poster above, it's not even as common as 1%. It's more uncommon than Guillain-Barre syndrome, which still only affects around 0.01-0.1% of those vaccinated for the flu, typically.
While many cases of dystonia have no obvious cause, the disorder sometimes results from an underlying neurological problem, such as:
Traumatic brain injury
Infections, such as tuberculosis or encephalitis
Reactions to certain drugs
Heavy metal or carbon monoxide poisoning