Acellular and "low" pertussis vaccines: adverse events and the role of mutations Vacinas pertussis acelular e pertussis "low": eventos adversos e o papel das mutações

Objective: to discuss the current PAHO recommendation that does not support the substitution of traditional cellular DTP vaccine by acellular DTP, and the role of mutations, in humans, as the main cause of rare adverse events, such as epileptic-like convulsions, triggered by pertussis vaccine. Data...

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Main Authors: Hisako G. Higashi, Expedito Luna, Alexander R. Precioso, Marluce Vilela, Flávia S. Kubrusly, Waldely O. Dias, Isaias Raw
Format: Article
Published: Universidade de São Paulo 2009-06-01
Series:Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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