Immunization of renal transplant recipients with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine


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

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.14, ss.61-65, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

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.