Mucha-Habermann Disease-like Eruption Following Pandemic Influenza H1N1 Vaccination: Coincidence or Causal Relationship?
Nagase K*, Hisatomi M, Okawa T, Misago N and Narisawa Y
Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kotaro Nagase, MD, PhD
Division of Dermatology
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Email: [email protected]
Received date: July 06, 2013; Accepted date: July 23, 2013; Published date: July 29, 2013
Citation: Nagase K, Hisatomi M, Okawa T, Misago N, Narisawa Y (2013) Mucha-Habermann Disease-like Eruption Following Pandemic Influenza H1N1 Vaccination: Coincidence or Causal Relationship? J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 4:181. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000181
Copyright: © 2013 Nagase K, 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.
Since its emergence reported in April 2009, pandemic influenza H1N1 rapidly spreads among humans all over the world. Although seasonal influenza vaccination has been implicated to occasionally induce skin diseases, extremely rare cases of skin eruption following pandemic influenza H1N1 vaccination have been reported. We here present a case of Mucha-Habermann disease-like eruption following pandemic influenza H1N1 vaccination. With a global H1N1 vaccination program against the pandemic H1N1 influenza, physicians and patients should be appraised of such rare skin reactions that may be induced by pandemic influenza H1N1 vaccination.