Title

Are immunizations safe and effective for patients being treated with immunosuppressive agents?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

26

Issue

12

DOI

10.1097/01.JAA.0000438243.87331.da

Keywords

corticosteroids; disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; immune suppression; immunization; rheumatoid arthritis; vaccine

Abstract

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.

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