Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy by Kathleen Stratton, Donna A. Almario, Theresa M. Wizemann, Marie C. McCormick | | 9780309088862 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

by Kathleen Stratton, Donna A. Almario, Theresa M. Wizemann, Marie C. McCormick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309088860

ISBN-13: 9780309088862

Pub. Date: 10/30/2003

Publisher: National Academies Press

With current recommendations calling for infants to receive multiple doses of vaccines during their first year of life and with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) the most frequent cause of death during the postneonatal period, it is important to respond to concerns that vaccination might play a role in sudden unexpected infant death.

The committee reviewed

Overview

With current recommendations calling for infants to receive multiple doses of vaccines during their first year of life and with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) the most frequent cause of death during the postneonatal period, it is important to respond to concerns that vaccination might play a role in sudden unexpected infant death.

The committee reviewed epidemiologic evidence focusing on three outcomes: SIDS, all SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy), and neonatal death (infant death, whether sudden or not, during the first 4 weeks of life). Based on this review, the committee concluded that the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between some vaccines and SIDS; and that the evidence is inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship between other vaccines and SIDS, SUDI, or neonatal death. The evidence regarding biological mechanisms is essentially theoretical, reflecting in large measure the lack of knowledge concerning the pathogenesis of SIDS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309088862
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
10/30/2003
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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