Which medications in the drug class Vaccines, inactivated bacteria are used in the treatment of Immunoglobulin A Deficiency?

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: Marina Y Dolina, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Vaccines, inactivated bacteria

Used to induce active immunity.

Pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent (PPV23; Pneumovax 23; Pnu-Imune 23)

Contains capsular polysaccharides of 23 pneumococcal types, which comprise 98% of pneumococcal disease isolates. For use in children >2 y and adults at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and its complications because of other underlying health conditions. Also benefits adults ≥ 65 y.

Pneumococcal vaccine heptavalent (PCV7; Prevnar)

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine approved for infants and toddlers. Contains 7 purified capsular polysaccharides of S pneumoniae serotypes, accounting for 71% of infection among children < 24 m, each coupled with a nontoxic variant of diphtheria toxin, CRM 197.

Licensed for use in infants and young children in Feb 2000. Recommended for children aged 2-23 mo and for children aged 24-59 mo who are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease (eg, with sickle cell disease, HIV infection, other immunocompromising or chronic medical conditions). Licensed for infants aged ≥ 6 wk.

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