Vaccination in Paediatric Rheumatology
Jonathan D Akikusa, Nigel W Crawford
Current Rheumatology Reports | SPRINGER | Published : 2014
As awareness of the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases for children with rheumatic diseases has increased, vaccination has become an important clinical consideration and focus of research in paediatric rheumatology. Conflicting reports in the literature and differing advice from national bodies regarding the safety of different vaccines for this patient population have led to confusion in the minds of many rheumatologists as to what is appropriate. This article will provide an overview of crucial aspects of the recently published European League Against Rheumatism recommendations regarding vaccination of paediatric patients with rheumatic disease, and will review advances in this field sin..View full abstract
Dr Akikusa has no conflicts of interest to declare. Dr Crawford reports non-financial support from Merck during the conduct of the HPV study; grants from BioCSL, other from Pfizer, outside the submitted work.