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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-72

Vaccination in adults with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Global Hospitals, Chennai, India

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Sham Santhanam
Global Hospitals, Chennai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.1016/j.injr.2016.04.002

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There is an increased risk of infections in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheu- matic diseases (AIRDs). The risk is more due to immune dysfunction and increased use of immunosuppressive drugs (mainly with the introduction of biologicals). Some of these are vaccine-preventable infections. In this narrative review we have appraised the recent literature on vaccinations in AIRDs along with relevant recommendations available in India.

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