Potential Intussusception Risk Versus Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in the United States
International data show a low-level increased risk of intussusception associated with rotavirus vaccination. This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, reports on a study that compared potential vaccine-associated intussusception cases with benefits of prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis by a fully implemented United States rotavirus vaccine program. The authors concluded that, if an intussusception risk similar to that seen internationally exists in the United States, it is substantially exceeded by the benefits of rotavirus disease burden averted by vaccination.
Author(s): Rishi D, Cortese M, Meltzer MI, et al.
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Citation: Rishi D, Cortese M, Meltzer MI, et al. Potential Intussusception Risk Versus Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in the United States. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2013;32(1):1-7.