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Hepatitis B in a vaccinated soldier: a case report.

McLean, Keri, Elmer, T B, Freshwater, D A, Lamb, L and Woolley, S D ORCID: (2018) 'Hepatitis B in a vaccinated soldier: a case report.'. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

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Assessing for an adequate immunological response to a pre-exposure course of hepatitis B vaccine is not routinely recommended in all vaccinated individuals. Current UK guidelines advise checking hepatitis B surface antibody titres only in those considered at high occupational risk such as healthcare and laboratory workers. We present a case of an infantry soldier who developed acute hepatitis B despite having a complete course of hepatitis B vaccinations. This case emphasises that hepatitis B is still an important differential diagnosis for all returning military personnel who present with compatible symptoms despite being vaccinated. [Abstract copyright: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Reference Works. General Immunology > QW 504 General works
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 360 Veterans health
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 536 Human viral hepatitis
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 15:52


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