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Is Kawasaki Disease a Side Effect of Vaccination as Well?

Ibrahim Ece1*, Sinan Akbayram2, Kaan Demiroren2 and Abdurrahman Uner1

1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey

2Department of Pediatrics, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Ibrahim Ece
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
Yuzuncu Yil University
Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
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Received Date: March 16 2014; Accepted Date: May 21 2014; Published Date: May 24 2014

Citation: Ece I, Akbayram S, Demiroren K, Uner A (2014) Is Kawasaki Disease a Side Effect of Vaccination as Well?. J Vaccines Vaccin 5:234. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000234

Copyright: © 2014 Ece I et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Different subtypes of vasculitis have been reported after vaccination in adults. However, only one case of Kawasaki disease in an infant after hepatitis B vaccination has been described. We report a case of Kawasaki disease in a 2 month-old infant who developed the Kawasaki disease 1 day after receiving his first dose of diphtheria tetanus-acellular pertussis, Haemophilus b and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.


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