Smallpox vaccination and the patient with an organ transplant

Lesia K. Dropulic, Robert H. Rubin, John G. Bartlett

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Organ transplant recipients are vulnerable to a variety of infections because of the immunosuppressed state required to prevent organ rejection. We review the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia) for smallpox vaccination and the possible complications of vaccination in the population with organ transplants. The risk of these complications is presumably dependent on the extent of deficient cell-mediated immunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-788
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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