Letters Hypersensitivity to HPV vaccine

More data from Australia on sensitivity to HPV vaccine

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b26 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b26
  1. Peter B McIntyre, director1,
  2. Julia M L Brotherton, medical epidemiologist2,
  3. Margaret A Burgess, honorary professor3,
  4. Andrew S Kemp, professor of paediatric allergy3
  1. 1National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
  2. 2Victorian Cervical Cytology Register, PO Box 310, East Melbourne, VIC 8002, Australia
  3. 3University of Sydney and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, Sydney
  1. peterm{at}chw.edu.au

    We concur with Kang and colleagues’ report on the school based quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine programme in Victoria and South Australia that documented that IgE mediated hypersensitivity to the vaccine is rare.1 However, their case of a positive skin test result with generalised urticaria after the first dose and anaphylaxis after the second …

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