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Am J Public Health. 2004 Jun;94(6):985-9.

Vaccination and allergic disease: a birth cohort study.

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Clinical Science Building, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, England, UK. tricia.mckeever@nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We examined the effect of vaccination for diphtheria; polio; pertussis and tetanus; or measles, mumps, and rubella on the incidence of physician-diagnosed asthma and eczema.

METHODS:

We used a previously established birth cohort in the West Midlands General Practice research database.

RESULTS:

We found an association between vaccination and the development of allergic disease; however, this association was present only among children with the fewest physician visits and can be explained by this factor.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our data suggest that currently recommended routine vaccinations are not a risk factor for asthma or eczema.

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