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Pneumonia vaccine may not be effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients

A vaccine against pneumonia may not work as well in those with rheumatoid arthritis.

The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) may not be effective for preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are at risk for infections, according to a study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Kiyoski Migita, from the Japanese Hospital Organization and Department of Rheumatology at Fukushima Medical University, and colleagues conducted a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial across rheumatology departments in Japanese National Hospital Organization hospitals. The study included 900 RA patients who had been treated with biological or immunosuppressive agents.

Read full article: Pneumonia vaccine may not be effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients – The Clinical Advisor

Read Full Article: Pneumonia vaccine may not be effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients – The Clinical Advisor

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