Anaphylaxis Developoing after Measles Vaccine in an Infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy

Authors

  • Pınar Uysal Department of Pediatric, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın
  • Şenol Alan Department of General Biology, Division of Biology, Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Zonguldak
  • Faruk Demir Department of Pediatric, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın
  • Duygu Erge Department of Pediatric, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın
  • Ayşe Yenigün Department of Pediatric, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın

Keywords:

Vaccine, alpha-lactalbumin, anaphylaxis, cow’s milk allergy, measles

Abstract

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common food allergy in children. Casein, whey, alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin and bovine gamma-globulin are the best known allergens in cow’s milk. Herein, we present an infant who was diagnosed with severe cow’s milk allergy, followed-up with an elimination diet, and experienced a life-threatening severe anaphylaxis after live attenuated measles vaccine containing alpha-lactalbumin hydrolysate. High levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies were determined by specific IgE analysis and the sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) method. It might be dangerous to administer live attenuated measles vaccine to children diagnosed with cow’s milk allergy or to children suspected of being highly sensitive to cow’s milk proteins.

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Published

2018-12-04

How to Cite

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Uysal P, Alan Şenol, Demir F, Erge D, Yenigün A. Anaphylaxis Developoing after Measles Vaccine in an Infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy. AAI [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 4 [cited 2022 Jan. 24];16(3):171-4. Available from: https://aai.org.tr/index.php/aai/article/view/175

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