Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 6, P606-613 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0009922820915884 View full text
Lindy Zhang, Clifton P. Thornton, Kathy Ruble, Stacy L. Cooper

Abstract: Objectives. To evaluate the strategy of checking vaccine titers after completion of chemotherapy. Study Design. Retrospective review of pediatric oncology patients who completed chemotherapy. Demographics, post-chemotherapy titers, and absolute lymphocyte counts (ALCs) were analyzed. Results. Ninety patients met inclusion criteria, and 87% of patients had at least one titer checked. Comparing patients <7 years and those ≥7 years at diagnosis, there was no difference in incidence of negative titers except m…

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