Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 12th, 2006
"Viral infection is a recognized and potentially serious complication in children following solid organ transplantation. The risks of viral infection are particularly important for infants who may not have completed standard childhood immunizations at the time of transplantation and are therefore at risk for otherwise preventable infections," wrote S. Khan and colleagues, Children's Hospital Philadelphia.
"The general practice of withholding live virus immunization from transplant recipients has been questioned and several small studies have looked at MMR and/or Varivax...
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