Vaccination in Neurological Autoimmune Disorders
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Interests: HIV/SIV/SHIV; neuroAIDS; transmission; drugs of abuse; HIV cure; gut homing molecules; immunotherapy; mucositis
Interests: Neuroimmunology (including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related disorders); pediatric-onset MS
2. Faculté de médecine, Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth, Department of Neurology, Hôtel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Interests: neuroimmunology (including MS and related disorders; cognitive function in MS
Vaccination has made an undeniable contribution in the prevention of numerous infectious diseases and associated morbidity and mortality, and represents a key pillar of an efficient healthcare system. The relationship between vaccination and autoimmune disease has been questioned for decades, after observing a relationship between Guillain Barré syndrome and the swine influenza vaccine in the 1970s.
Cases of vaccination-triggered autoimmune neurological diseases remain rare and poorly understood. On the other hand, autoimmune neurological diseases are often treated with immunosuppressive therapies. Whether vaccines are as effective with each treatment approach needs further clarification. Moreover, recommendation guidelines for vaccination schedules in such patients have been developed for some disorders but remain elusive.
The role of this Special Issue is to provide an updated review of current knowledge in the field of vaccination and neurological autoimmune disorders in an attempt to guide practice. We cordially invite you to participate in this Special Issue, based on your extensive knowledge and experience in the field.
Dr. Siddappa Byrareddy
Dr. Mary Rensel
Dr. Gabrielle Macaron
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- disease modifying therapies
- multiple sclerosis
- Guillain Barre