Glomerulonephritis after recombinant hepatitis B vaccine

Marco Pennesi, Giuliano Torre, Manuela Del Santo, Aurelio Sonzogni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Renal complications after vaccination with hepatitis B recombinant vaccine are rare; very few cases are reported without a histopathologic definition. We describe a case of glomerulonephritis in a 12-year-old girl, beginning after the inoculation of hepatitis B vaccine. The immunohistochemical examination of her renal biopsy, with the use of monoclonal antibodies, shows the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen in renal tissue. After 2 years chronic glomerulonephritis persisted and was treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. After 3 years of follow-up, the renal disease was in remission, and treatment was stopped.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-173
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hepatitis B vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


Dive into the research topics of 'Glomerulonephritis after recombinant hepatitis B vaccine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this