Abstract Title:

HBV vaccine and dermatomyositis: is there an association?

Abstract Source:

Rheumatol Int. 2008 Apr;28(6):609-12. Epub 2007 Nov 23. PMID: 18034245

Abstract Author(s):

Arie Altman, Martine Szyper-Kravitz, Yehuda Shoenfeld

Article Affiliation:

Center for Autoimmune Diseases and Department of Medicine B, Sheba Tel-Hashomer, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.


The etiology of dermatomyositis is unknown, but immune mechanisms play an important role. Several dermatological manifestations have been reported among carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen, and after vaccination with the HBV vaccine. Almost all the skin reactions described were peculiar skin eruptions suggestive of an immune complex reaction. Some authors described the occurrence of dermatomyositis after BCG and influenza vaccination. We report a case of a 6-year-old child, who was vaccinated for hepatitis B virus and developed a flu-like disease accompanied by a skin rash, which had the typical features of dermatomyositis. The association of vaccination with autoimmunity is discussed.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.