Pertussis Vaccination and Risk of Atopy (Allergy)|
Posted by vaccinesme on Saturday, April, 11 2009 and filed under Articles
Key topics: Pertussis Whooping Cough Allergy Atopy
Roos M. D. Bernsen (1), (2) , Nico J. D. Nagelkerke (2) , Carel Thijs (3) and Johannes C. van der Wouden (1). Reported pertussis infection and risk of atopy in 8- to 12-yr-old vaccinated and non-vaccinated children. Pediatr allergy Immunol 2008: 19: 46-52.
(1) Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands , (2) Department of Community medicine, Faculty of medicine and health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates , (3) Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Pertussis infection has been suspected to be a potential causal factor in the development of atopic disease because of the effect of pertussis immunization on specific IgE antibodies. Although several studies found a positive association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders, this relationship has not yet been studied in a population stratified by vaccination status.