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Referrals for MMR immunisation in hospital.

Ainsworth, Emma and Debenham, Philip and Carrol, Enitan D and Riordan, F Andrew I (2010) Referrals for MMR immunisation in hospital. Archives of disease in childhood, 95 (8). pp. 639-41. ISSN 1468-2044. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids

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Abstract

Concern exists about measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in egg-allergic children, although this has been shown to be safe. Guidelines from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) suggesting which children should be referred to hospital for MMR, were published in 2000. We audited referrals to hospital for MMR against these guidelines. One hundred and ten children were referred for MMR to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (2002-2004) and Alder Hey Children's Hospital (2006-2009). Eighty-two (75%) children did not meet the published criteria. Only 13 children (12%) had severe egg allergy. The first dose of MMR vaccine was delayed by >30 days in 81% of children. All children were given MMR, none had a significant reaction. Children with egg allergy do not need to be given MMR in hospital, but MMR is often delayed by unnecessary hospital referral. New BSACI guidelines encouraging MMR vaccination of egg-allergic children in primary care need to be disseminated.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
WS Paediatrics. Child health
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infectious Diseases
Clinical Support > Pharmacy
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 15:25
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/514

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