Immunization of renal transplant recipients with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

Kazancioglu R., SEVER M., YUKSEL-ONEL D., ERAKSOY H., YILDIZ A., CELIK A., ...More

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.14, no.1, pp.61-65, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1399-0012.2000.140111.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-65
  • Keywords: immunosuppression, pneumococcal vaccination, transplantation, CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDES, DISEASE, CHILDREN, REVACCINATION, PERSISTENCE, ANTIBODIES, FAILURE, ADULTS
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common pathogen leading to pneumonia, is a cause of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed patients. Vaccination against this agent can be recommended for immunosuppressed patients, including those with chronic renal failure, nephrotic syndrome and renal transplant recipients; however, a diminished immune response and loss of protective antibodies have been observed.