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Article: Varicella infection in paediatric oncology patients: implication on elective vaccination

TitleVaricella infection in paediatric oncology patients: implication on elective vaccination
Authors
KeywordsChickenpox
Children cancer
Vaccine
Varicella
Issue Date1996
PublisherMedcom Limited.
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 1996, v. 1 n. 2, p. 141-144 How to Cite?
AbstractVaricella infection in paediatric cancer patients could result in significant morbidity and mortality. We reviewed our patients cohort from January 89 to June 96 and found 5.6% (10 of 180) developed chickenpox. Nine had mild clinical disease and responded to acyclovir treatment and one died of disseminated varicella. Majority of the infected patients were receiving relatively mild chemotherapy and seven acquired the disease via community exposure. Interruption of the chemotherapy schedule was a concern with a median delay of 3 weeks (range 7 to 60 days). Another 7 patients developed zoster and all recovered with acyclovir. The median delay of chemotherapy was 7 days (range 5 to 9 days). With the introduction of varicella vaccine, an elective vaccination regimen has been developed for children with cancer. This practice is cost-effective and will minimize the use of VZJG and acyclovir.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79183
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dc.contributor.authorChan, GCFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHa, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPeiris, JSMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, DCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLim, WLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, YLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:51:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:51:36Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 1996, v. 1 n. 2, p. 141-144en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1013-9923en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79183-
dc.description.abstractVaricella infection in paediatric cancer patients could result in significant morbidity and mortality. We reviewed our patients cohort from January 89 to June 96 and found 5.6% (10 of 180) developed chickenpox. Nine had mild clinical disease and responded to acyclovir treatment and one died of disseminated varicella. Majority of the infected patients were receiving relatively mild chemotherapy and seven acquired the disease via community exposure. Interruption of the chemotherapy schedule was a concern with a median delay of 3 weeks (range 7 to 60 days). Another 7 patients developed zoster and all recovered with acyclovir. The median delay of chemotherapy was 7 days (range 5 to 9 days). With the introduction of varicella vaccine, an elective vaccination regimen has been developed for children with cancer. This practice is cost-effective and will minimize the use of VZJG and acyclovir.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMedcom Limited.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Paediatricsen_HK
dc.subjectChickenpox-
dc.subjectChildren cancer-
dc.subjectVaccine-
dc.subjectVaricella-
dc.titleVaricella infection in paediatric oncology patients: implication on elective vaccinationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1013-9923&volume=1&spage=141&epage=144&date=1996&atitle=Varicella+infection+in+paediatric+oncology+patients:+implication+on+elective+vaccinationen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, GCF: gcfchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHa, SY: syha@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailPeiris, JSM: malik@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, YL: lauylung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityPeiris, JSM=rp00410en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLau, YL=rp00361en_HK
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