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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d2bb45
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POSTVACCINATION THROMBOCYTOPENIA IN CANADA

Sauvé, Laura J. MD, MPH*; Bettinger, Julie PhD*; Scheifele, David MD*; Halperin, Scott MD†; Vaudry, Wendy MD‡; Law, Barbara MD§; the members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, and Active (IMPACT)

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Abstract

Active surveillance data from 12 Canadian tertiary-care hospitals on children hospitalized with postvaccination thrombocytopenia were analyzed. Since 1992, there have been 107 cases reported; while 96% of the children were symptomatic, only 2 had severe bleeding. With treatment, 28 children (26%) had normal platelet counts on discharge from hospital and 93% had documented recovery within 3 months.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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