Measles Infection Protects Against Allergic DIseases in Children|
Posted by vaccinesme on Wednesday, March, 04 2009 and filed under Articles
Key topics: Measles Allergy Atopy Asthma
Helen Rosenlund, MSc(a,b), Anna Bergström, PhD(a), Johan S. Alm, MD, PhD(c,d), Jackie Swartz, MD(e), Annika Scheynius, MD, PhD(f), Marianne van Hage, MD, PhD(g), Kari Johansen, MD, PhD(h), Bert Brunekreef, PhD(i,j), Erika von Mutius, MD(k), Markus J. Eg(e), MD(k), Josef Riedler, MD(l), Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, MD(m), Marco Waser, PhD(m), Göran Pershagen, MD, PhD(a,n) and the PARSIFAL Study Group. Allergic disease and Atopic Sensitization in children in Relation to measles vaccination and measles Infection. PEDIATRICS Vol. 123 No. 3 March 2009, pp. 771-778 (doi:10.1542/peds.2008-0013)
(a) Institute of Environmental Medicine (b) Centre for allergy Research (c) Section of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (d) Section of Pediatrics, Sachs' Children's Hospital, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (e) Vidar Clinic, Järna, Sweden (f) Clinical allergy Research Unit (g) Clinical Immunology and allergy Unit, Department of medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (h) Department of Virology, Swedish Institute for infectious disease Control, Solna, Sweden (i) Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands (j) Julius Centre for health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands (k) Dr von Hauner Children's Hospital, University of Munich, Munich, Germany (l) Children's Hospital, Schwarzach, Austria (m) Institute of Social and Preventive medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland (n) Department of Occupational and Environmental health, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden
OBJECTIVE. Our aim was to investigate the role of measles vaccination and measles infection in the development of allergic disease and atopic sensitization.