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Vaccines: Considerations for pediatric dermatology patients on immunosuppressive agents. Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Sep;38(5):1040-1046

Date

06/02/2021

Pubmed ID

34060143

Pubmed Central ID

PMC8578306

DOI

10.1111/pde.14631

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85107285725

Abstract

Pediatric dermatologists should be aware of immunization schedules and special recommendations for patients on immunosuppressive agents due to the increased risk of vaccine-preventable infections. Prior to initiating immunosuppressive therapy, pediatric dermatologists should review a vaccine history and administer any necessary age-appropriate or catch-up vaccines. Live vaccines are typically contraindicated while on immunosuppressive therapy, while inactivated vaccines are generally safe to administer.

Author List

Munshi MA, Noe MH, Chiu YE, Streicher JL

Author

Yvonne E. Chiu MD Vice Chair, Professor in the Dermatology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Child
Dermatology
Humans
Immunosuppressive Agents
Vaccination
Vaccines, Attenuated