Bell’s Palsy as a Possible Complication of Hepatitis B Vaccination in A Child

Authors

  • Handan Alp Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Hüseyin Tan Department of Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Zerrin Orbak Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v27i5.3783

Keywords:

Bell's Palsy, Case Study, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccine, Vaccination, Turkey

Abstract

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.

J Health Popul Nutr 2009 Oct; 27(5):707-708

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Author Biography

Handan Alp, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Dr. Handan Alp
Department of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
Yakutiye Research Hospital
Atatürk University
25240, Erzurum
Turkey
Email: handanalp@yahoo.com
Fax: 90-442 236 13 01

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How to Cite

Alp, H., Tan, H., & Orbak, Z. (2009). Bell’s Palsy as a Possible Complication of Hepatitis B Vaccination in A Child. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 27(5), 707–708. https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v27i5.3783

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Case studies