Pneumococcal Vaccination of Crohn Patients (PneuVAC)
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Last updated:9th Sep 2013
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of infections. This increased susceptibility to infections is due to the disease itself, but also be-cause many patients with autoimmune conditions are treated with immuno-suppressive drugs, such as azathioprine and or TNF-a inhibitors. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality and one of the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in adults. Infection with pneumococcus can be prevented with vaccination. Two pneumococcal vaccine are used in Denmark, the 23 valent polysaccharide-based vaccine (23PPV) and the 13 valent of conjugate pneumococcal vaccines (PCV13). In this study the investigators wish to study the effect of pneumococcal vaccination with either PPV23 or PCV13 in IBD patients treated with either TNF-a inhibitors, azathioprine or untreated.
|Study start date||2013-09-09|