J Korean Child Neurol Soc.  2010 Nov;18(2):307-310.

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccination as a Possible Cause of Bell's Palsy

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University Medical School, Busan, Korea. pink2129@naver.com
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Abstract

Bell's palsy is an idiopathic peripheral facial nerve palsy of acute onset. Although some studies have reported cases of Bell's palsy after certain vaccinations, reports of Bell's palsy in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccination (IPV) have been rare. Here, we report two infants who suffered from Bell's palsy after immunization with DTaP and IPV and recovered completely without neurologic deficits.

Keyword

Bell's palsy; Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis vaccine; Poliovirus vaccine; Inactivated
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