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Immunogenicity of Pneumococcal Vaccine in Heart Transplant Recipients

Emily A. Blumberg, Susan C. Brozena, Patricia Stutman, Diana Wood, Hoang M. Phan and Daniel M. Musher

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 2, pages 307-310
Published in print January 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318482
Immunogenicity of Pneumococcal Vaccine in Heart Transplant Recipients

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To assess the immunogenicity of pneumococcal vaccine in recipients of heart transplants, we immunized 35 long-term transplantation survivors with pneumococcal vaccine and measured the pre- and postvaccination IgG antibody titers to 5 representative vaccine capsular polysaccharides. Responses of heart transplant recipients to pneumococcal vaccine antigens were generally suppressed.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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