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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Feb;21(2):172-3.

Glomerulonephritis after recombinant hepatitis B vaccine.

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Department of Pediatrics, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Children's Hospital, Trieste, Italy. pennesi@burlo.trieste.it

Abstract

Renal complications after vaccination with hepatitis B recombinant vaccine are rare; very few cases are reported without a histopathologic definition. We describe a case of glomerulonephritis in a 12-year-old girl, beginning after the inoculation of hepatitis B vaccine. The immunohistochemical examination of her renal biopsy, with the use of monoclonal antibodies, shows the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen in renal tissue. After 2 years chronic glomerulonephritis persisted and was treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. After 3 years of follow-up, the renal disease was in remission, and treatment was stopped.

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