Abstract Title:

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

Abstract Source:

J Health Popul Nutr. 2009 Oct;27(5):707-8. PMID: 19902808

Abstract Author(s):

Handan Alp, Hüseyin Tan, Zerrin Orbak

Article Affiliation:

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. [email protected]


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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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