Transient facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy) following administration of hepatitis B recombinant vaccine: a case report.
Br Dent J. 2014 Jan ;216(2):69-71. PMID: 24457866
Bell's palsy is the sudden onset of unilateral transient paralysis of facial muscles resulting from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve. Presented here is a 26-year-old female patient with right lower motor neurone facial palsy following hepatitis B vaccination. Readers' attention is drawn to an uncommon cause of Bell's palsy, as a possible rare complication of hepatitis B vaccination, and steps taken to manage such a presentation.