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Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of developing ms?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ms is more common in people who live their childhood years farther away from the equator, which in the northern hemisphere means that a child's risk of MS increases if he moves farther north and lives there before adolescence.
Ms occurs in people who do not get the hepatitis b vaccine, as well as in persons who do receive the vaccine, but one does not cause the other. The cause of MS is unknown.

In brief: No

Ms is more common in people who live their childhood years farther away from the equator, which in the northern hemisphere means that a child's risk of MS increases if he moves farther north and lives there before adolescence.
Ms occurs in people who do not get the hepatitis b vaccine, as well as in persons who do receive the vaccine, but one does not cause the other. The cause of MS is unknown.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Vaccines do NOT cause MS

In brief: No

Vaccines do NOT cause MS
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Annie Emmick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ms, or multiple sclerosis, is a neurological disease that can cause weakness, poor balance, visual problems, and a host of other neurologic symptoms.
It is lifelong, with waxing and waning severity in most cases. Cause is uncertain; genetics and environment likely playing a role. There is currently no medical or scientific evidence that Hepatitis B Vaccine increases one's risk of developing ms.

In brief: No

Ms, or multiple sclerosis, is a neurological disease that can cause weakness, poor balance, visual problems, and a host of other neurologic symptoms.
It is lifelong, with waxing and waning severity in most cases. Cause is uncertain; genetics and environment likely playing a role. There is currently no medical or scientific evidence that Hepatitis B Vaccine increases one's risk of developing ms.
Dr. Annie Emmick
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is not currently known to be a risk of hepatitis b vaccine.

In brief: No

This is not currently known to be a risk of hepatitis b vaccine.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There was a concern raised in france in the 1980's which turned out to be fallacious.

In brief: No

There was a concern raised in france in the 1980's which turned out to be fallacious.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Not that i know of.
I am aware that Hepatitis B Vaccine had been blamed for causing type i diabetes, of course, without merit. Ms is still a dreadful condition whose etiology remains elusive. Human herpes virus type vi, well known cause of roseola, has been implicated in some cases of ms.

In brief: No

Not that i know of.
I am aware that Hepatitis B Vaccine had been blamed for causing type i diabetes, of course, without merit. Ms is still a dreadful condition whose etiology remains elusive. Human herpes virus type vi, well known cause of roseola, has been implicated in some cases of ms.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Although the question of a connection between MS and the Hepatitis B Vaccine was raised, it was based upon innuendo and false information.
The facts as we know them demonstrate absolutely no relationship. The vaccine is safe.

In brief: No

Although the question of a connection between MS and the Hepatitis B Vaccine was raised, it was based upon innuendo and false information.
The facts as we know them demonstrate absolutely no relationship. The vaccine is safe.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Absolutely not, no one knows what causes diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and other similar diseased such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, but all involve an autoimmune reaction in which the immune system starts to attack parts of the body.

In brief: No

Absolutely not, no one knows what causes diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and other similar diseased such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, but all involve an autoimmune reaction in which the immune system starts to attack parts of the body.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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