Pertussis booster vaccination and immediate hypersensitivity

C. G. Gifford, E. C. Gonsior, G. V. Villacorte, A. Bewtra, R. G. Townley

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Twelve non-atopic and 27 atopic preschool children were studied to determine the effect of pertussis booster vaccination on cutaneous histamine sensitivity and IgE antibody response to the naturally-occurring ragweed aeroallergen. Prick tests of histamine and ragweed extract, as well as ragweed-RAST, were performed prior to, and after, their booster injections. Ragweed skin tests and RAST were not repeated until 2 weeks after the end of ragweed pollination. None of the parameters changed significantly in either group regardless of the type of immunization administered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-485
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of allergy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 28 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy


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