• Two-week methotrexate hiatus after flu vaccine improves vaccine effect

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    Temporarily ceasing methotrexate for 2 weeks following seasonal influenza vaccination improves the vaccine's immunogenicity, without increasing rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, according to findings published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
    “Since the underlying immune dysfunction and the treatment-associated immune suppression render patients with RA more susceptible to infections, vaccines are strongly recommended against preventable diseases in patients with RA,” Jin Kyun Park, MD, from the Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea, and
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