TITLE

Severe necrotizing pancreatitis following combined hepatitis A and B vaccination

AUTHOR(S)
Shlomovitz, Eran; Davies, Ward; Cairns, Ewa; Brintnell, William C.; Goldszmidt, Mark; Dresser, George K.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Necrotizing pancreatitis is a severe form of pancreatitis and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We report a case of necrotizing pancreatitis that developed following combined hepatitis A and B vaccination. No other causes of pancreatitis could be determined. Although confirming the diagnosis is challenging, 3 main factors suggest a possible link to the vaccine: the chronology of the events, the patient's human leukocyte antigen genotype and the incongruent immune response to the vaccine components. This report serves to alert physicians to the possible development of necrotizing pancreatitis after vaccination.
ACCESSION #
23761408

 

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