Unexpected protection from infection by two booster hepatitis B virus vaccination in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Yetgin S., Tavil B., Aytac S., Kuskonmaz B. B. , Karna G.

LEUKEMIA RESEARCH, cilt.31, sa.4, ss.493-496, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.leukres.2006.06.024
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.493-496


The protective power of two booster dose vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has not been previously studied in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who remained unresponsive to immunization. The aim of this study was to determine the HBV infection rate in vaccinated and unvaccinated patients with or without seroconversion and to compare these groups in respect to HBV infection rate.