Journal article

Vaccine Allergy? Skin Testing and Challenge at a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Melbourne, Australia

Abigail Cheung, Sharon Choo, Kirsten P Perrett

JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY-IN PRACTICE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The rate of true vaccine allergy is unknown. Children with potential IgE-mediated adverse events following immunization (AEFI) should undergo allergy investigation that may include skin testing or challenge. Previous protocols tend to be highly conservative and often suggest invasive testing for all, a practice not evidence based, technically difficult, and unpleasant in children. It has more recently been suggested that skin testing may be restricted to those with allergic-like events within the first hour and those with a history of anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the outcome of vaccine skin testing and challenge in children referred to a tertiary pediatric hospita..

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