Immunogenicity of a two-dose regime of varicella vaccine in children with cancers.

@article{Leung2004ImmunogenicityOA,
  title={Immunogenicity of a two-dose regime of varicella vaccine in children with cancers.},
  author={Ting Fan Leung and Chi K Li and Emily Chi-Wan Hung and Paul Chan and Chi-Wai Mo and Raymond Pui On Wong and Ki-wai Chik},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={353-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Live-attenuated varicella vaccine is effective and safe in immunocompetent children. In this study, we assess the immunogenicity and adverse events following varicella vaccination in immunosuppressed cancer children. METHODS Varicella-zoster virus (VZV)-seronegative cancer children received two doses of live-attenuated VZV vaccine (Varilrix) in a span of 3 months. Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were in the maintenance phase of chemotherapy, whereas those with… CONTINUE READING

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