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, vol.40, no.4, pp.345-349, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.1998.tb01945.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-349
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.