Navigation Links
Egg allergy: Not a reason to avoid flu vaccine after all
Date:10/18/2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Having an egg allergy is not a reason to avoid getting the 2010-2011 flu vaccination.

According to new recommendations by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website, anyone with a history of suspected egg allergy should first be evaluated by an allergist or immunologist for appropriate testing and diagnosis but can probably receive the vaccination.

Matthew J. Greenhawt, M.D., M.B.A., clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan Health System and James T. Li, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Division of Allergic Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, co-authored the guidelines based on recent studies one conducted at the University of Michigan - that show that most egg-allergic individuals can receive the flu vaccine safely under the care of their allergist/immunologist.

In the past, people with egg allergy were told not to get the influenza vaccine because the vaccine contained egg protein and could trigger an allergic reaction. Research in the past year shows that influenza vaccines contain only tiny amounts of egg protein. Clinical studies have shown that the vast majority of persons with egg allergies did not experience a reaction when immunized with the influenza vaccine.

The safety of administering egg-containing immunizations to egg-allergic children and adults received new interest during the recent global pandemic of the H1N1 Influenza A virus in 2009-2010.

The H1N1 Influenza A vaccine (H1N1), like the seasonal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (TIV) is grown on embryonated chicken eggs, which led to concerns that residual contamination of ovalbumin could provoke allergic reactivity in people with egg allergies. The 2010 influenza vaccine has incorporated the H1N1 strains. A single TIV is being offered this season.

Historically, though caution has been recommended in administering influenza vaccine to egg-allergic individuals, previous experience sugges
'/>"/>

Contact: Margarita B. Wagerson
mbauza@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Another Reason to Buy a Hot Tub: Bullfrog Donates Spa to Humanitarian Effort
2. Studies of womens attitudes to social egg freezing find reasons differ with age
3. Study examines reasons patients with early stage lung cancer do not have surgery
4. Ear Infection is the Most Common Reason Why an American Child Sees the Doctor
5. A Thousand New Reasons to Love Uni K Wax Centers Earn 5,000 Points for Referring A Friend New Rewards Program and New Centers
6. Research validates surgery alone offers reasonable overall survival for stage I SCLC
7. Diagnostic techniques help IBD patients avoid ionizing radiation exposure
8. Experimental obesity drug avoids brain effects that troubled predecessors
9. Employers took many measures to protect employees and avoid business impact of H1N1 flu outbreak
10. Avoid Becoming Social Media Roadkill: Top 5 Ways to Combat Negative Word of Mouth (Free Webinar)
11. Limiting blood flow interruption during kidney surgery avoids chronic kidney disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... In honor of National Health IT ... health IT professionals for gaining a competitive edge in ... HIMSS shows demand for qualified health IT professionals are ... is the differentiating factor when filling a position. The ... that has clinical workflow and terminology experience. American Sentinel ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... FRANCISCO, CA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... in providing Managed Operations and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) ... has joined the firm as the Senior Vice President ... the U.S.. , Cary Weltken is a 15 ... with a wealth of experience in helping companies, ranging ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Health.Verticalize, a healthcare marketing ... their health insurance options in the 2014 open enrollment ... , Moving forward Health Network will be ... company has intentionally remained out of the spotlight for ... a single website to its present position with dozens ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 1st-Dress.com, one of the most ... long bridesmaid dresses recently. All the fresh ... quality materials. Furthermore, they are offered at deeply discounted ... , The firm is striving to provide a ... its workers never compromises on style, quality and customer ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many CEO hosting suppliers ... webmasters that want to buy high quality hosting ... spokesman for Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that Arvixe ... excellent hosting companies for worldwide people. These suppliers ... advanced features while still maintaining an intuitive ease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 2Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 3Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 4Health News:MicroSourcing Appoints New Senior Vice President of North America 2Health News:Health.Verticalize Rebrands as Health Network After Growing to 15 Million Users in Less Than One Year 2Health News:Health.Verticalize Rebrands as Health Network After Growing to 15 Million Users in Less Than One Year 3Health News:2014 Long Bridesmaid Dresses Available Online At 1st-Dress.com 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Arvixe Is One Of The Best SEO Hosting Suppliers 2
... of a bird flu epidemic, a watch-station has been set ... watch station would continuously monitor sources// at risk for a ... the migratory birds frequently visit during winter. ,China ... of the total number of migratory birds worldwide, approximating to ...
... of the federal government’s plans to combat the bird ... the White House is hosting a top-level exercise this ... and would be attended by Cabinet Secretaries and other ... be excluded from the top-level meeting, according to official ...
... research study conducted to determine the effectiveness of 27 ... sunflower seeds and pistachio nuts have been found to ... of phytosterol (plant chemicals which reduce cholesterol levels and ... ideal cholesterol lowering agent and thereby improve cardiac function. ...
... hypertension intervention is being launched at Shanghai at three ... down the number// of patients who go to hospitals ... 350,000 people will start towards early 2006 and go ... of the US along with the Shanghai Center of ...
... study, children of mothers who are obese before pregnancy or ... overweight at a very young age//. ,The ... children get older, in a research paper published in the ... Dr. Patricia B. Reagan of Ohio State University, Columbus, who ...
... most crowded railway stations and bus stops to express their romance. ... the Andheri railway station//. He meets her three times in a ... it is the most easily accessible place with lot of crowd ... they felt awkward with so many people around but now they ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kids of overweight mothers have higher obesity risk 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014  Advanced Medical ... stage development company engaged primarily in the ... for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced ... related to its brachytherapy products.  AMIC,s rights ... its license from Battelle, under which AMIC ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014  Formex, LLC ("Formex"), a ... Mr. Greg Weilersbacher joined Formex as Director of ... Greg Weilersbacher has over ... expertise in Quality Assurance, Facility Validation, GMP ... brings to Formex a diverse wealth of ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014 On September 25 ... exhibition focusing on medical design and manufacturing - MEDTEC ... Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, bringing together ... and regions to showcase their latest medical-grade raw materials, ... only one week remaining for free visitor pre-registration to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 4Greg Weilersbacher Joins Formex, LLC As Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control 2MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 2MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 3MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 4
XL STABI Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
TRIPODE Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
Biocryl™ Acrylic Foldable Lens....
The STAAR ELASTIMIDE lens, combines the best of foldable lens technology with traditional design. This lens contains a cast-molded, silicone optic with modified Polyimide haptics....
Medicine Products: