Is infant immunization a risk factor for childhood asthma or allergy?

  title={Is infant immunization a risk factor for childhood asthma or allergy?},
  author={Tim J Kemp and Neil E Pearce and Penny F. Fitzharris and Julian Crane and Dean Fergusson and Ian M St George and Kristin Wickens and Richard Beasley},
  volume={8 6},
The Christchurch Health and Development Study comprises 1,265 children born in 1977. The 23 children who received no diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) and polio immunizations had no recorded asthma episodes or consultations for asthma or other allergic illness before age 10 years; in the immunized children, 23.1% had asthma episodes, 22.5% asthma consultations, and 30.0% consultations for other allergic illness. Similar differences were observed at ages 5 and 16 years. These findings do not… CONTINUE READING

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