Journal article

Pediatric anaphylactic adverse events following immunization in Victoria, Australia from 2007 to 2013

Daryl R Cheng, Kirsten P Perrett, Sharon Choo, Margie Danchin, Jim P Buttery, Nigel W Crawford

VACCINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a rare life-threatening adverse event following immunization (AEFI). Variability in presentation can make differentiation between anaphylaxis and other AEFI difficult. This study summarizes pediatric anaphylaxis AEFI reported to an Australian state-based passive surveillance system. METHODS: All suspected and reported pediatric (<18 years) anaphylaxis AEFI notified to SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) Melbourne, Australia, between May 2007 to May 2013 were analyzed. Clinical descriptions of the AEFI, using the internationally recognized Brighton Collaboration case definition (BCCD) and final outcome were documented. RES..

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