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Atopic Densitization

Allergic disease and atopic sensitization in children in relation to measles vaccination and measles infection
Published: 2009
SYNOPSIS

Swedish researchers found that children who had natural measles infection had much lower rates of allergy than children vaccinated against measles.

CITATION

Rosenlund H, Bergstrom A, Alm JS, … PARSIFAL Study Group. Pediatrics. 2009;123(3):771-778.

SUMMARY

In these analyses, measles infection [natural measles] was inversely associated with any allergic symptom or physician’s diagnosis of allergy, suggesting that natural measles infection may protect against allergies in children.

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