Bell's palsy as a possible complication of hepatitis B vaccination in a child

J Health Popul Nutr. 2009 Oct;27(5):707-8. doi: 10.3329/jhpn.v27i5.3783.


Bell's Palsy is the sudden onset of unilateral temporary paralysis of facial muscles resulting from seventh cranial nerve dysfunction. Presented here is a two-year old female patient with right peripheral facial palsy following hepatitis B vaccination. Readers' attention is drawn to an uncommon cause of Bell's Palsy, as a rare complication of hepatitis B vaccination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bell Palsy / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hepatitis B / prevention & control*
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Humans


  • Hepatitis B Vaccines