We describe 2 women who developed large artery vasculitis shortly after receiving recombinant hepatitis B vaccination. One patient developed Takayasu's arteritis, the other a vasculitis involving subclavian and renal arteries. Both developed renal failure. Whether the vasculitis was caused by the vaccination is not known. Although small vessel vasculitis following hepatitis B vaccination has been reported a number of times, large vessel vasculitis associated with hepatitis B vaccination has been reported only once. These cases suggest that large artery vasculitis should be added to the list of possible side effects of hepatitis B vaccination.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - May 21 2001|
- Hepatitis B
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy