Posted on November 13, 2010 by Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type, systemic lupus erythematosus, affects many parts of the body. Discoid lupus causes a rash that doesn’t go away. Subacute cutaneous lupus causes sores after being out in the sun. Another type can be caused by medication. Neonatal lupus, which is rare, affects newborns.
Which vaccines cause lupus?
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HAV) vaccines
- Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines
- HPV vaccine (Gardasil)
- Influenza (TIV, LAIV)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Tenanus (DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT)
- Varicella (VZV)