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Praxis (Bern 1994). 2007 Mar 21;96(12):457-61.

[Vaccination in immunocompromised patients].

[Article in German]

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Infektiologie, Universitätsspital Basel. weisserm@uhbs.ch

Abstract

Vaccination strategies in immunocompromised patients differ from those in immunocompetent patients: The risk of severe and complicated infections is increased, the immune response to vaccination might be hampered and side-effects--especially vaccination-induced infections after live-vaccines--must carefully be weighed against benefit of vaccination. Encouragement of vaccination, adequate timing, boostering and newer immunological strategies can improve immunity. This article summarizes vaccination problems in patients with HIV/AIDS, Solid-organ transplantation, haematological stem cell transplantation, splenectomy and immunosuppressive drugs.

PMID:
17425170
DOI:
10.1024/1661-8157.96.12.457
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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