Which medications in the drug class Immunizations are used in the treatment of Pediatric Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Immunizations

Vaccines that contain viral components (not live viruses) should be administered to patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome because a protective antibody response is often obtained. Injection technique is critical because of the risk of bleeding and hematoma at the injection site. Live virus vaccines are contraindicated with the possible exception of varicella-zoster virus. For current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended immunizations schedule for immunocompromised individuals, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. [52, 53]

Vaccines

Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DT or Td), acellular pertussis, conjugated HIB, conjugated pneumococcal vaccine, unconjugated meningococcal A and C, hepatitis B (HBV), and influenza. CDC/AAP recommendations undergo continuing reevaluation.


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