Message Number: YG2891 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-04-24 00:03:00 UTC
Subject: vaccine reaction

Hey folks,

My turn to ask a medical question. I have a ferret patient with an
odd vaccine reaction. She developed a soft lump over the bridge of
her nose within 10 minutes of her distemper vaccine (Fervac). It is
non-painful, not itchy, and has not responded to any antihistamine
treatment. As she had no other signs of a problem (no diarrhea,
vomiting or breathing trouble), steroids were not used. However, she
has now had this mass for 3 months with no change. Has anyone seen a
reaction like this? United Vaccine had no answers for me when I
contacted them on this case.
Thanks for any insight,

-Dr. Karen