A case report of Kawasaki disease induced by the hepatitis B vaccine. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Kawasaki disease in an infant following immunisation with hepatitis B vaccine.
Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Dec ;22(6):461-3. Epub 2003 Oct 7. PMID: 14677029
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.