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Abstract Title:

Reactions to thimerosal in hepatitis B vaccines.

Abstract Source:

Dermatol Clin. 1990 Jan ;8(1):161-4. PMID: 2137393

Abstract Author(s):

R L Rietschel, R M Adams

Article Affiliation:

R L Rietschel

Abstract:

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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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