Polysaccharide conjugate vaccine responses in bone marrow transplant patients.

Abstract

Bone marrow transplant patients have impaired responses to pure polysaccharide (PS) vaccines and are at an increased risk for disease caused by PS encapsulated pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. We immunized 35 BMT patients (21 allogeneic and 14 autologous) ages 2-45 years with pure PS pneumococcal (Pnu-imune… (More)

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