Which medications in the drug class Vaccines are used in the treatment of Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Alan P Knutsen, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Active immunization increases resistance to infection. Vaccines consist of microorganisms or cellular components, which act as antigens. Vaccine administration stimulates the production of antibodies with specific protective properties.

Varicella virus vaccine, live attenuated (Varivax)

Attenuated live varicella virus prepared from the Oka/Merck strain. It is propagated in human diploid cell cultures (MRC-5). Each 0.5-mL dose (when reconstituted) contains 1350 PFU of varicella, sucrose, and gelatin; residual components of MRC-5 DNA and protein; plus trace quantities of neomycin and fetal bovine serum. Indicated for vaccination against varicella in individuals >1 y.

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