Is early BCG vaccination associated with less atopic disease? An epidemiological study in German preschool children with different ethnic backgrounds.

@article{Grber2002IsEB,
  title={Is early BCG vaccination associated with less atopic disease? An epidemiological study in German preschool children with different ethnic backgrounds.},
  author={Christoph Gr{\"u}ber and Gerhard Meinlschmidt and Renate Bergmann and Ulrich Wahn and Klaus Stark},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          177-81
        }
}
We investigated the association of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination and atopic manifestations among children. Because many children in the study area were from minority ethnic groups, the effect of ethnicity on disease prevalence was also analyzed. A mandatory health survey included all preschool children from Berlin in 1994. Trained medical personnel asked parents whether their child had ever had a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD), bronchial asthma (BA), and hay fever (HF) or… CONTINUE READING

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