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Author Topic: Hepatitis B Vaccine Protection May Fade Among Kids on Immunosuppressants  (Read 2665 times)

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Young people receiving immunosuppressant drugs, or biologics, for gastrointestinal or rheumatologic conditions may lose their hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine–prompted protection against the virus, MedPage Today reports. However, a booster vaccination may help them regain such protection.

Researchers analyzed HBV serology test results from 315 pediatric individuals who received intravenous biologic therapy for gastrointestinal or rheumatologic conditions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center between October 2015 and June 2016. The average age of the individuals was 16. All had been vaccinated for HBV.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/hepatitis-b-vaccine-protection-may-fade-among-kids-immunosuppressants

 


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