The vaccine Bexsero, why manage your child?

Written by: Dr. Pedro De León Molinari
Published: | Updated: 24/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Meningococcal infection is the leading cause of serious invasive disease in the world. This pathogen is responsible for most of the sepsis and meningitis that occur and continues to be a serious public health problem, causing great social alarm.

It is a devastating disease that, in a few hours, causes a previously healthy patient to pass an extremely serious medical situation. Although its incidence is not very high, it causes death in 10% of cases and leaves severe sequelae in 20% of them, affecting any age of life.

Meningococcal B vaccine is now available for out-of-hospital use. . It is injected intramuscularly and the number of doses varies between 2 and 4, depending on the age of the patient in the first dose.

In Spain it is not funded by the National Health System, although the Spanish Association of Pediatrics recommends it since last year. . .

The vaccine has no contraindications , except in case of hypersensitivity to any of its components. In clinical trials in infants vaccinated at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, fever was reported in many of the children when Bexsero was coadministered with standard vaccines; on the other hand, in the subjects who were injected with only the bexser, fever appeared in a smaller number.

. As the temperature increased, it usually followed a predictable pattern and disappeared, in most cases, the day after the injection. .

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*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pedro De León Molinari
Pediatrics

Dr. Pedro de Leon Molinari specializes in pediatrics and has a long experience in this sector. Author of more than a hundred publications, has been a pediatrician at the University Hospital of Navarra. Currently he devotes his career in Integral, pioneer in Andalusia center which has a private drive focused on the treatment of childhood and adult ADHD Support of Pediatrics.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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