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High rate of vaccine failure after administration of acellular pertussis vaccine pre- and post-liver transplantation in children at a children's hospital in Japan.

Ito K, et al. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016.

Abstract

We assessed the serological response to pertussis vaccines administered pre- and post-liver transplantation in 58 pediatric patients at a children's hospital in Japan. A high rate of pertussis vaccine failure was observed, 44.8% against the pertussis toxin and 69.0% against filamentous hemagglutinin, with no difference in the seropositivity rate with respect to the timing of the vaccination during the peritransplant period.

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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26565897 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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