Isolated abducens nerve palsy following neonatal hepatitis B vaccination.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of sudden-onset abducens nerve palsy in an otherwise healthy 8-day-old boy following neonatal hepatitis B vaccination. A complete workup, including magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and orbits revealed no abnormalities. The patient recovered fully, with no recurrence of the abducens nerve palsy despite receiving the full course of the hepatitis B vaccine as well as other recommended immunizations through 18 months of age. We review the literature regarding vaccination-induced abducens nerve palsy and discuss the possible mechanisms of injury.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grewal, DS; Zeid, JL

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 76

PubMed ID

  • 24568988

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3933

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaapos.2013.09.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States