n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Egg allergy and immunisation in children : more about... best of 2011

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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