How to manage vaccinations in children with cancer.

Antonio Ruggiero, Paola Coccia, Giorgio Attina', Riccardo Riccardi

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Abstract

The optimal use of routine childhood immunizations in children with malignancy is still a matter of debate. Despite their higher risk of contracting vaccine preventable diseases and of suffering important complications, there is little understanding of the magnitude of the possible benefit of administering active immunization in this population due to a paucity of clinical trial data. Our review focuses on the management of children with cancer and offers some suggestions regarding their vaccination schedules
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1104-1108
Number of pages5
JournalPEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • cancer
  • children
  • vaccinations

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