Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 133-134

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Coincidental or Causal Relationship between Acute Pericarditis and Hepatitis B Vaccination.

Author: F. Z. Benaich, S Benddine, K Souly, M Zouhdi, Z Lakhal

Category: JMSR Cardiovascular Disease

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The frequency of administration of vaccination against hepatitis B increases in patients at risk. Hepatitis B vaccination is usually well tolerated. It might be followed by minor but serious side-effects, such as acute pericarditis. However, a causal relationship between hepatitis B and the observed acute pericarditis cannot be easily established. We report a case of benign acute pericarditis occurring after primary vaccination against hepatitis B.