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Vaccination recommendations for adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases

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Bühler, Silja
Kyburz, Diego
van Gompel, Fons
Visser, Leo G
Hatz, Christoph
Published in Swiss Medical Weekly. 2015, vol. 145, p. w14159
Abstract The number of individuals with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRDs) treated with immunosuppressive drugs is increasing steadily. The variety of immunosuppressive drugs and, in particular, biological therapies is also rising. The immunosuppressants, as well as the AIIRD itself, increase the risk of infection in this population. Thus, preventing infections by means of vaccination is of utmost importance. New Swiss vaccination recommendations for AIIRD patients were initiated by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and prepared by a working group of the Federal Commission for Vaccination Issues as well as by consultation of international experts.
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BÜHLER, Silja et al. Vaccination recommendations for adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2015, vol. 145, p. w14159. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:76292

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