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Hautarzt. 2010 Nov;61(11):985-93; quiz 994. doi: 10.1007/s00105-010-2019-3.

[Vaccinations with atopic dermatitis and other chronic inflammatory skin diseases].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Frauenlobstr. 9-11, 80337, München.


One of the most effective preventive measures in medicine is vaccination for avoidance of vaccination preventable diseases. If higher vaccination rates could be achieved individual pathogens could be eliminated and even made extinct. Vaccination is not obligatory in Germany. In previous decades many diseases which were preventable by vaccination have become rare. Being unaware of the course of the disease, the willingness to be vaccinated decreases and doubts about vaccination increase. If atopic dermatitis or allergy is known, the doctor performing the vaccination and also the dermatologist are often asked questions on the indications, performing standard vaccination and the vaccination schedule. This review article is intended to supply dermatologists with answers to frequently asked questions on indications and performing standard vaccinations in connection with atopic dermatitis, allergies and chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Although patients often have uncertainties and doubts, undesirable severe medicinal effects are rare even for patients with atopic dermatitis.

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