Revaccination of children after completion of standard chemotherapy for acute leukemia.

@article{Patel2007RevaccinationOC,
  title={Revaccination of children after completion of standard chemotherapy for acute leukemia.},
  author={Soonie R. Patel and Miguel Ort{\'i}n and Bernard J. Cohen and Ray Borrow and Diane Irving and Joanne Sheldon and Paul Trafford Heath},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={635-42}
}
BACKGROUND After the treatment of patients with acute leukemia, there is a decrease in vaccine-specific antibody and an increased susceptibility to certain vaccine-preventable diseases. A simple revaccination schedule is warranted. METHOD Fifty-nine children (age, 1-18 years) who had completed standard chemotherapy in accordance with Medical Research Council of United Kingdom protocols were recruited. All children received a single dose of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), tetanus… CONTINUE READING