Efficacy of intradermal hepatitis B vaccination compared to intramuscular vaccination in hemodialysis patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus infection remains an important problem in hemodialysis patients. Only 50 to 60% of the patients develop seroconversion (anti-HBs Ab titer > 10 IU/L) after intramuscular hepatitis B vaccination. Small dose intradermal inoculation method of hepatitis B vaccine has been reported to be effective as well as economical, and could… (More)

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