n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Egg allergy and immunisation in children : more about... best of 2011
|Article Title||Egg allergy and immunisation in children : more about... best of 2011|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
Hens' egg (HE) allergy is common in infancy and childhood (±2%), but the majority of children become clinically tolerant by the time they start school. Of concern is the whether the recommended immunisation schedule should be followed in children with a possible / proven HE allergy. The overall incidence of anaphylaxis from all vaccines is less than 1 per million doses. Most cases of anaphylaxis occur in HE-allergic children.
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