Immunization of pediatric solid organ transplant candidates and recipients.

  title={Immunization of pediatric solid organ transplant candidates and recipients.},
  author={Margaret Helen Burroughs and A. R. Moscona},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={30 6},
Organ transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure to an accepted treatment for otherwise irreversible or congenital disorders. The immunosuppression necessary to prevent rejection enhances the severity of many infectious diseases and may potentially attenuate the response to vaccines designed to prevent disease. In spite of the frequency and severity of infectious diseases in organ transplant recipients, many children are not fully vaccinated before transplantation. The safety… CONTINUE READING

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