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Vaccines Contraindicated for Immunocompromised Patients

Purpose:

To determine if use of a live pathogen vaccine is contraindicated in an immunocompromised patient.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

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ICD-10:

D80, D81, D82, D83, D84

Description:

Vaccines using live micro-organisms can cause disseminated disease in immunocompromised patients. These vaccines are contraindicated in these patients and alternative measures must be taken to prevent infection by the target pathogens.

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