Pneumococcal vaccine in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Pneumococcal vaccine in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={J R Oʼdell and Julie A Gilg and W. Palmer and Claire E Haire and Lynell W. Klassen and Gerald Moore},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  volume={2 2},
To determine the ability of patients with rheumatoid arthritis to respond to pneumococcal vaccination and whether age or methotrexate affects this response, we studied 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received pneumococcal vaccination. Patients were equally divided into four groups according to age and whether or not they were taking methotrexate. Pneumococcal antibody levels were drawn prevaccination and 6 weeks post-vaccination.Eighty percent of rheumatoid arthritis patients… CONTINUE READING


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