The Kaci Smith Mystery
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
There is a sad story in the papers today about an 11-year-old girl who went from happy and healthy to mute, bed bound, unable to read or write and needing nappies in 72 hours.
One question: when did she last have a vaccination?
Doctors are said to be puzzled by the school girl’s sudden deterioration.
But if she had a vaccination in the months prior to her illness developing then surely that must be high on the list of suspect causes.
I suspect that it may not be the sort of explanation doctors might consider.
Vernon Coleman 8th September 2017