Journal Article

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient with an Organ Transplant

Donald A. Henderson, Thomas V. Inglesby, Tara O'Toole, Lesia K. Dropulic, Robert H. Rubin and John G. Bartlett

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 6, pages 786-788
Published in print March 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/374716
Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient with an Organ Transplant

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Organ transplant recipients are vulnerable to a variety of infections because of the immunosuppressed state required to prevent organ rejection. We review the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia) for smallpox vaccination and the possible complications of vaccination in the population with organ transplants. The risk of these complications is presumably dependent on the extent of deficient cell-mediated immunity.

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

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