The effect of live measles vaccines on serum vitamin A levels in healthy children


Yalcin S. S. , Yurdakok K. , Ozalp I., Coskun T.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA JAPONICA, cilt.40, ss.345-349, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objective: Serum retinol levels have been shown to be depressed during measles infection. This study aims to demonstrate whether there is any decrease in serum vitamin A level following immunization with live viral vaccine and its relation with Vaccine seroconversion in children with measles. Since many children receive measles vaccine alone or in combination with measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, we studied serum vitamin A levels and antibody levels in healthy, well-nourished children before and after immunization with monovalent and combined live attenuated measles vaccine.