Vaccine therapy is a method of treatment of some infectious diseases repeated injections of therapeutic vaccines as specific antigenic stimuli to increase General and specific resistance of the organism.
Vaccinotherapy applied with brucellosis (intravenous, intradermally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly), dysentery (subcutaneously), tularemia (subcutaneously), whooping cough (subcutaneously), staphylococcal and streptococcal infections and so on vaccine Use is shown in protracted and chronic course of the disease. The most effective method of introduction is intravenous. However, its distribution is limited due to the threat of shock reactions. Scheme of introduction of vaccine into the body are different depending on the nature of the disease and the type of vaccine, but more often they consist of multiple injections with intervals of 1-6 days, with a gradual increase in each subsequent time the amount of typing microbial bodies from the initial doses of 10 000 to 10 000 000 microbial phone
With the introduction of the organism vaccines celebrate local, General and local reactions. The most fickle is a local reaction (redness and infiltration at the injection of the vaccine), often there is a General reaction (fever, chills, muscle and bone pain, weakness, headache). Mandatory focal reaction (with dysentery - strengthening pain in the gut, increases chair with blood). If focal reaction is absent, the therapeutic effect does not work. The purpose of vaccine therapy should be individualized. The vaccine is carried out under the supervision of a physician. Contraindications to vaccinotherapy serve the heavy defeat of the cardiovascular system, pronounced sclerosis, hypertension, nephritis, hepatitis. Cm. also Immunization.