Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

Volume 8 Number 1, January 2003

Measles-mumps-rubella Vaccination and Egg Allergy

WC Chow, EYW Kwan, YL Lau

There has been long standing concern about the safety of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in children with history of egg allergy. We review our experience in vaccinating such children in our hospital over a four-year period. Clinical evidences on the risk of anaphylactic reaction after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination is reviewed. A revised recommendation for the vaccination of children with history of egg allergy is proposed. (HK J Paediatr (new series) 2003;8:35-39)

Key words : Anaphylaxis; Egg allergy; Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine

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