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Hepatitis B Vaccination and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: Another Brick in the Wall of the Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA)

Perricone, Carlo MD*; Shoenfeld, Yehuda MD, FRCP†‡

Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: August 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 231–233
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31829d56f1

From the *Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy; †The Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer; and ‡Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kip Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Carlo Perricone has no conflict of interest. Yehuda Shoenfeld appears in court to defend patients who suffered from vaccine-induced autoimmune diseases.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, The Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center (Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University), Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel. E-mail:

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© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.