Response to childhood immunizations in congenital nephrotic syndrome

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Infections are a leading cause of morbidity in children following transplantation. It is therefore imperative to ensure that children are immunized before a transplant. Contrary to this recommendation, it has long been suggested that children with congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) not receive immunizations due to their perceived lack of response. We report a child with CNS who was immunized before transplantation per the routine pediatric immunization protocol and responded appropriately. The intent of this report is to encourage health care providers to immunize children with CNS, as the practice of withholding immunizations in these patients may have adverse health implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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