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Neurologists consider flu shot safe in most patients with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders

Key clinical point: Influenza vaccination is safe for most patients with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, according to a survey of neurologists.

Major finding: Neurologists approach influenza vaccination conservatively in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Study details: A web-based survey of U.S. neurologists.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the department of neurology at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; there was no external funding. Dr. Nowak had no relevant disclosures.


Litchman T et al. AANEM 2019, Abstract 16.