Hepatitis B Vaccination in Children With Ongoing Cancer Treatment: A Safety and Efficacy Study of Super-Accelerated Vaccination Scheme


Ocak S., Karama S., Vural S., Keskindemirci G. , Tugcu D. , Unuvar A. , ...More

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.5, pp.469-473, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkarchpediatr.2021.21090
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-473
  • Keywords: Cancer, chemotherapy, child, hepatitis B, booster vaccination, VIRUS INFECTION, SEROPREVALENCE, PREVALENCE, TURKEY, RISK

Abstract

Objective: Children with cancer have an increased risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections due to chemotherapy-induced secondary immunodeficiency and frequent blood transfusions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hepatitis B vaccination during the intensive induction chemotherapy in children with cancer found to be seronegative for hepatitis B on admission.