Guillain-Barré syndrome following hepatitis B vaccination

Mogher Khamaisi*, Y. Shoenfeld, H. Orbach

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A 52-year-old woman developed Guillain-Barré syndrome 10 weeks after immunization with recombinant hepatitis B vaccine. Common infectious causes of GBS were ruled out. The temporal relationship between GBS and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination was suggestive of a vaccine-induced cause. The possible mechanisms of this very rare complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Engerix
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
  • Immunization
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Recombinant vaccine
  • Vaccination


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