Two case reports of a reaction to thimerosal in the hepatitis B vaccine. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Reactions to thimerosal in hepatitis B vaccines.
Dermatol Clin. 1990 Jan ;8(1):161-4. PMID: 2137393
R L Rietschel
Hypersensitivity to thimerosal in vaccines has been reported to induce persistent local reactions, urticarial and generalized exanthematic eruptions, and, in the case of the hepatitis B vaccine, urticaria with asthma. The authors describe two cases of extensive reactions, one in a patient who did not form antibodies to the principal vaccine antigen. Although not all thimerosal-sensitive patients develop adverse reactions to vaccines containing this material, there is a potential risk, and the reactions can be very long lasting.