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Hepatitis B

Did you know that immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITS) can occur after recombinant hepatitis B vaccine?

Did you know that immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITS) can occur after recombinant hepatitis B vaccine?

"Three cases of immune thrombocytopenic purpura after the first dose of recombinant hepatitis B vaccine have occurred in infants less than 6 months of age. Other possible causes of this condition have been ruled out. Antiplatelet antibodies were present. In two children it is A defect in platelet production was ruled out. Treatment with corticosteroids was effective. Subsequent administration of other vaccines (against poliomyelitis, diphtheria and tetanus) did not cause a relapse of thrombocytopenia ".

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1717498/

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