Pertussis vaccination in infancy and asthma or allergy in later childhood: birth cohort study

Maitra, A., Sherriff, A. , Griffiths, M. and Henderson, J. (2004) Pertussis vaccination in infancy and asthma or allergy in later childhood: birth cohort study. British Medical Journal, 328(7445), pp. 925-926. (doi:10.1136/bmj.38045.858889.EB)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38045.858889.EB

Abstract

Some studies have shown a link between vaccination of infants with whole cell inactivated pertussis vaccine and the later development of asthma and atopy. A randomised controlled trial disagreed with these findings, but follow up was done until only 30 months of age. Our previous report of the lack of an association between pertussis vaccination and wheezing disorders was based on outcomes in early childhood. In this study we have examined the association between pertussis vaccination in infancy and asthma or atopy by age 7.5 years in a large, population based birth cohort.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sherriff, Dr Andrea
Authors: Maitra, A., Sherriff, A., Griffiths, M., and Henderson, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:BMJ
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0959-535X
ISSN (Online):1756-1833
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