Polymyositis: rare complication of hepatitis B vaccination. An unusual cause of toxic shock syndrome.

Abstract

Transient weakness of the legs developed in a 17 year-old male high school student three weeks after the initial injection of a hepatitis B vaccine. Seventeen days after the second injection of the vaccine, low-grade fever, a pruritic maculopapular rash appeared and weakness of the legs recurred. This was associated with elevation of the creatinine kinase… (More)

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@article{RamrezRivera2003PolymyositisRC, title={Polymyositis: rare complication of hepatitis B vaccination. An unusual cause of toxic shock syndrome.}, author={Jos{\'e} Ram{\'i}rez-Rivera and Aster M Vega-Cruz and Francisco Jaume-Anselmi}, journal={Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico}, year={2003}, volume={95 6}, pages={13-6} }