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J Health Popul Nutr. 2009 Oct;27(5):707-8.

Bell's palsy as a possible complication of hepatitis B vaccination in a child.

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Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. handanalp@yahoo.com

Abstract

Bell's Palsy is the sudden onset of unilateral temporary paralysis of facial muscles resulting from seventh cranial nerve dysfunction. Presented here is a two-year old female patient with right peripheral facial palsy following hepatitis B vaccination. Readers' attention is drawn to an uncommon cause of Bell's Palsy, as a rare complication of hepatitis B vaccination.

PMID:
19902808
PMCID:
PMC2928079
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