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Kawasaki disease in an infant following immunisation with hepatitis B vaccine.

Miron D, et al. Clin Rheumatol. 2003.


The known association between hepatitis B and vasculitis has been reported in rare cases in adults after hepatitis B vaccination. We here describe a 35-day-old infant who developed Kawasaki disease 1 day after receiving his second dose of hepatitis B vaccine. Although extremely rare, this possible side effect should be noted and further investigated.


14677029 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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