Readers may remember the case of cheerleader Desiree Jennings who claimed she contracted dystonia, a rare neurological disorder after receiving a flu shot*.

Steve Novella blogged about this before and if you want a more detailed explanation of the case I recommend you buzz on over to Neurologica. He also gives commentary in this story from Inside Edition about Desiree’s seemingly amazing “recovery”.

So is it a hoax? Take a look.

* although the report above says it was the “seasonal flu” just about every news story I heard, flip-flopped between the H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccine, and sometimes even within the same report. Media FAIL.

Tip o’the hat to Scooter

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