Vaccines and the Prevention of Dermatologic Diseases

  • Giancarlo BessaEmail author


This chapter addresses vaccines directed toward the prevention of infectious diseases with dermatologic impact. The main ones are HPV infection, varicella and zoster infection, and hanseniasis. Indications, contraindications, and expected effects are elaborated upon.


Vaccine Vaccination Infectious Antibodies Antigens HPV Varicella Zoster Herpes BCG Hanseniasis Leprosy Dermatosis 




A severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. The flood of chemicals released by the immune system during anaphylaxis can lead the body into shock; the blood pressure drops suddenly and the airways narrow, blocking normal breathing. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include a rapid, weak pulse, a rash, and nausea and vomiting.


The genotype of an organism is the inherited map it carries within its genetic code. It is the part (DNA sequence) of the genetic makeup of a cell, and therefore of an organism or individual, which determines a specific characteristic (phenotype) of that cell/organism/individual.


The vaccination administered some time after an initial vaccination, especially to strengthen or renew immunity.


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  1. 1.University Hospital, Luteran University of Brazil, ULBRACanoasBrazil

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