Risk of Intussusception after Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccination
This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports on a study that examined the risk of intussusception after monovalent rotavirus vaccination in a population in the United States. In this prospective postlicensure study of more than 200,000 doses of monovalent rotavirus vaccine, the authors observed a significant increase in the rate of intussusception after vaccination (estimated to be 5.3 per 100,000 infants vaccinated), a risk that must be weighed against the benefits of preventing rotavirus-associated illness. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)
Author: Weintraub ES, Baggs J, Duffy J, et al.
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Citation: Weintraub ES, Baggs J, Duffy J, et al. Risk of Intussusception after Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccination. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014;370(6):513-519.
Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal
Regions: North America and Europe