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How common are long-lasting, intensely itching vaccination granulomas and contact allergy to aluminium induced by currently used pediatric vaccines? A prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Pediatrics, April 2014
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Title
How common are long-lasting, intensely itching vaccination granulomas and contact allergy to aluminium induced by currently used pediatric vaccines? A prospective cohort study
Published in
European Journal of Pediatrics, April 2014
DOI 10.1007/s00431-014-2318-2
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Elisabet Bergfors, Göran Hermansson, Ulla Nyström Kronander, Lars Falk, Lars Valter, Birger Trollfors

Abstract

The frequency of long-lasting, intensely itching subcutaneous nodules at the injection site for aluminium (Al)-adsorbed vaccines (vaccination granulomas) was investigated in a prospective cohort study comprising 4,758 children who received either a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-polio-Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Infanrix®, Pentavac®) alone or concomitant with a pneumococcal conjugate (Prevenar). Both vaccines were adsorbed to an Al adjuvant. Altogether 38 children (0.83 %) with itching granulomas were identified, epicutaneously tested for Al sensitisation and followed yearly. Contact allergy to Al was verified in 85 %. The median duration of symptoms was 22 months in those hitherto recovered. The frequency of granulomas induced by Infanrix® was >0.66 % and by Prevenar >0.35 %. The risk for granulomas increased from 0.63 to 1.18 % when a second Al-adsorbed vaccine was added to the schedule.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 21%
Student > Master 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Other 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 11%
Other 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 63%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 December 2017.
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#1,935,498
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#235
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#40,310
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Pediatrics
#8
of 50 outputs
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