Hepatitis B in a vaccinated soldier: a case report



McLean, Keri ORCID: 0000-0002-8907-1176, Elmer, TB, Freshwater, DA, Lamb, L and Woolley, SD ORCID: 0000-0002-9385-8975
(2019) Hepatitis B in a vaccinated soldier: a case report. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, 165 (3). pp. 201-203.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B Vaccines, Hepatitis B Antibodies, Adult, Military Personnel, Thailand, Male, Young Adult, United Kingdom
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 13:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:17
DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2018-001019
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3026243