Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy (PIFA): Case-control study of the association of whole cell pertussis vaccination and lgE-mediated food allergy

Marie Estcourt

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

Rates of food allergy have increased markedly ·:n Australia and other high income countries in recent years. This thesis investigates the idea that a type of whooping cough vaccination could be protective against the development of food allergy. Using the Australian Immunisation register and clinical records, the study identified infants born in the 1990s who had been diagnosed with food allergy and compared their immunisation records to the whole_population. The study concluded that infants who received whole cell pertussis vaccines were less likely to be diagnosed with food allergy in childhood than children who received acellular pertussis vaccines.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date20 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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