Are immunizations safe and effective for patients being treated with immunosuppressive agents?
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
corticosteroids; disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; immune suppression; immunization; rheumatoid arthritis; vaccine
Most immunizations have not been well studied in patients with drug-induced immune suppression. This article reviews strategies for administering vaccines to patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Copyright © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Bushardt, R., & Winter, M. (2013). Are immunizations safe and effective for patients being treated with immunosuppressive agents?. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 26 (12). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000438243.87331.da