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Immunization and Bell’s Palsy in Children: A Case-Centered Analysis

Bell’s palsy (BP) is an acute and idiopathic paralysis of the facial nerve, with an estimated incidence ranging from 11.5 per 100,000 person-years to 53.3 per 100,000 person-years in different populations. BP has been reported following immunization with inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine. Epidemiologic studies examining this association among children are lacking. From 2001 through 2006, all children aged

Authors: Rowhani-Rahbar A; Klein NP; Lewis N; Fireman B; Ray P; Rasgon B; Black S; Klein JO; Baxter R

Am J Epidemiol. 2012 May 1;175(9):878-85. Epub 2012 Mar 12.

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