The hepatitis B vaccine and autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants: Relationship with Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Carlo Perricone, Serena Colafrancesco, Yehuda Shoenfeld


Several autoimmune disorders have been reported following vaccinations. We describe a patient allergic to yeast vaccinated for HBV who developed the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) with autoantibodies including anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae antibodies. Hypersensitivity to yeast may predispose to worse post-vaccination outcome and act synergistically in development of overt disease.


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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