Survey about tolerance of the AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 influenza vaccine in children with rheumatic diseases.
ABSTRACT The objective of this study is to evaluate complications and changes in health status (disease activity and flare) in response to the AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine in children with rheumatic diseases. We conducted a nationwide survey addressing paediatric rheumatology sites who participated in the national paediatric rheumatology database. Ninety patients were documented-38 % under treatment with biologicals-of whom 18 % suffered from complications (10 % local and 8 % systemic) with no relevant changes in median disease activity or flare rate during 4 weeks following the vaccination. The adjuvanted H1N1 influenza vaccine seems to be adequately tolerated in children with rheumatic diseases.
- SourceAvailable from: bmj.comAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases 06/1974; 33(3):248-54. DOI:10.1136/ard.33.3.248 · 9.27 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: To assess the effect of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination on disease activity in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). A retrospective observational multicentre cohort study was performed in 314 patients with JIA, born between 1989 and 1996. Disease activity and medication use were compared during the period of 6 months before vaccination versus 6 months after vaccination. Disease activity was measured by joint counts, the Physician's global assessment scale and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Next, we compared disease activity in patients vaccinated between 8 and 9 years of age with the activity in patients who had not been vaccinated at this time (who received MMR between the ages of 9 and 10 years). No increase in disease activity or medication use was seen in the 6 months after MMR vaccination (n = 207), including in patients using methotrexate (n = 49). No overt measles infections were noted. When disease activity in vaccinated patients (n = 108) was compared with activity in those not yet vaccinated (n = 86), there were no significant differences. The MMR booster vaccination does not seem to aggravate disease activity in JIA. This indicates that the most patients with JIA can be vaccinated safely with the MMR vaccine. A prospective study is recommended.Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 11/2007; 66(10):1384-7. DOI:10.1136/ard.2006.063586 · 9.27 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: To determine whether vaccinations aggravate the course of autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and whether the immune response to vaccinations may be hampered by immunosuppressive therapy for the underlying disease. In this multicenter cohort study, 234 patients with JIA (ages 1-19 years) were vaccinated with meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) conjugate to protect against serogroup C disease (caused by Neisseria meningitidis). Patients were followed up for disease activity for 1 year, from 6 months before until 6 months after vaccination. IgG antibody titers against MenC polysaccharide and the tetanus carrier protein were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and toxin binding inhibition assay, respectively. A serum bactericidal assay was performed to determine the function of the anti-MenC antibodies. No change in values for any of the 6 components of the core set criteria for juvenile arthritis disease activity was seen after MenC vaccination. Moreover, no increase in the frequency of disease relapse was detected. Mean anti-MenC IgG concentrations in JIA patients rose significantly within 6-12 weeks after vaccination. Of 157 patients tested, 153 were able to mount anti-MenC IgG serum levels >2 micro g/ml, including patients receiving highly immunosuppressive medication. The 4 patients with a lower anti-MenC antibody response displayed sufficient bactericidal activity despite receiving highly immunosuppressive medication. The MenC conjugate vaccine does not aggravate JIA disease activity or increase relapse frequency and results in adequate antibody levels, even in patients receiving highly immunosuppressive medication. Therefore, patients with JIA can be vaccinated safely and effectively with the MenC conjugate.Arthritis & Rheumatology 02/2007; 56(2):639-46. DOI:10.1002/art.22399 · 7.87 Impact Factor