Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Early exposure to yellow fever vaccine during pregnancy
Author: Cavalcanti, DP
Salomao, MA
Lopez-Camelo, J
Pessoto, MA
Abstract: Objective To investigate the association of Yellow Fever Vaccination (YFV) during pregnancy with the presence of structural defect in exposed babies. Methods An observed/expected frequencies study, before and after the vaccination campaign against YF was designed. 304 babies exposed to YFV during the prenatal period underwent dysmorphological examinations. The expected frequencies of malformations were obtained from a reference population of 10 691 births occurred in the period immediately prior to the vaccination campaign and born in the same region. These frequencies were evaluated using Poisson distribution model. Results The major malformation rate found in this study was 3.3% (CI 1.7-6.3%). Minor dysmorphisms, especially naevus, were significantly more frequent (P < 0.001) than in the reference population. Conclusoins The data here presented provide no indication that immunization with YFV early in pregnancy increases the risk of major malformations. However, the association found between YFV during pregnancy and minor dysmorphisms, especially pigmented naevus, seems to be a bias of evaluation. We suggest, nevertheless, that a reproductive risk hypothesis regarding minor dysmorphisms should be considered in future studies involving YFV.
Subject: yellow fever vaccine
congenital malformation
minor dysmorphisms
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: Tropical Medicine & International Health. Blackwell Publishing, v. 12, n. 7, n. 833, n. 837, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2007.01851.x
Date Issue: 2007
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
WOS000247562000005.pdf450.69 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.