Vaccination of the immunosuppressed adult patient with rheumatologic disease

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1999 Aug;25(3):567-84, viii. doi: 10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70087-9.


Vaccine-preventable diseases are a major cause of morbidity in immunocompromised patients. This article reviews the data on efficacy and safety of currently licensed vaccines in patients with rheumatologic diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Rheumatic Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Vaccination* / adverse effects
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Vaccines / adverse effects


  • Vaccines