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Hepatitis B Vaccination and Infantile Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2005; 15(4): 149-151

Hepatitis B Vaccination and Infantile Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Kazem Sakha, Arman Malekian, Said Aslanabadi
Department of Pediatrics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Since 1993, Iranian infants have been routinely vaccinated against hepatitis B. In the period of 1993-2002, twenty five children with infantile thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were admitted to the Childrens Medical Center in Tabriz, Iran whereas between 1982 and 1992, only two cases were hospitalized with the same diagnosis. This suggests a cause and effect relationship between hepatitis B vaccination and ITP.

Keywords: ITP, vaccination, hepatitis B vaccine, autoimmune disorders.


Kazem Sakha, Arman Malekian, Said Aslanabadi. Hepatitis B Vaccination and Infantile Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2005; 15(4): 149-151

Corresponding Author: Kazem Sakha, Iran


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