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Vaccination and rheumatoid arthritis
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    HLA-DR typing before aluminic vaccines to prevent macrophagic myofasciitis
    • Jean Roudier, Professor of medicine
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      • Sandrine Guis, François Nicoli, Jean François Pellissier

    Dear Editor

    Hepatitis B vaccination has been reported to trigger autoimmune conditions on the appropriate genetic background. Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is a recently described muscle disease that seems to be triggered by aluminic vaccines (hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid). We recently observed an interesting case of identical twins who both developed MMF after hepatitis B vaccination. This observation suggested the...

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