Vaccination in food allergic patients

Show simple item record Karabus, S. Gray, Claudia L. Goddard, E. Kriel, M. Lang, A.C. Manjra, Ahmed I. Risenga, Samuel Malamulele Terblanche, Alta J. Van der Spuy, D.A. Levin, M.E. 2015-03-03T05:51:38Z 2015-03-03T05:51:38Z 2015-01
dc.description.abstract Important potential food allergens in vaccines include egg and gelatin. Rare cases of reactions to yeast, lactose and casein have been reported. It is strongly recommended that when vaccines are being administered resuscitation equipment must be available to manage potential anaphylactic reactions, and that all patients receiving a vaccine are observed for a sufficient period. Children who are allergic to egg may safely receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine; it may also be given routinely in primary healthcare settings. People with egg allergy may receive influenza vaccination routinely; however, some authorities still perform prior skinprick testing and give two-stage dosing. The purified chick embryo cell culture rabies vaccine contains egg protein, and therefore the human diploid cell and purified verocell rabies vaccines are preferred in cases of egg allergy. Yellow fever vaccine has the greatest likelihood of containing amounts of egg protein sufficient to cause an allergic reaction in allergic individuals. This vaccine should not be routinely administered in egg allergic patients and referral to an allergy specialist is recommended, as vaccination might be possible after careful evaluation, skin-testing and graded challenge or desensitisation. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Karabus, S, Gray, CL, Goddard, E, Kriel, M, Lang, AC, Manjra, AI, Risenga, SM, Terblanche, AJ, Van der Spuy, DA & Levin, ME 2015, 'Vaccination in food allergic patients', South African Medical Journal, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 73. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.9106
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Health & Medical Publishing Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0) en_ZA
dc.subject Vaccination en_ZA
dc.subject Patients en_ZA
dc.subject Food allergens en_ZA
dc.subject Egg allergy en_ZA
dc.subject Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) en_ZA
dc.subject Rabies en_ZA
dc.subject Gelatin en_ZA
dc.subject Yellow fever virus (YFV) en_ZA
dc.subject Influenza en_ZA
dc.title Vaccination in food allergic patients en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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