Incomplete vaccination coverage in European children with end-stage kidney disease prior to renal transplantation

Hoecker B., Aguilar M., Schnitzler P., Pape L., Dello Strologo L., Webb N. J. A., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.33, no.2, pp.341-350, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-017-3776-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-350
  • Keywords: End-stage kidney disease, Paediatric transplant candidate, Post-transplant lower respiratory tract infections, Renal transplantation, Vaccination, SOLID-ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION, IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS, MEASLES, IMMUNIZATION, RECIPIENTS, TETANUS, MUMPS, ANTIBODIES, DIPHTHERIA, FAILURE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Because infections constitute a major cause of morbidity and mortality in paediatric renal allograft recipients, avoidance of preventable systemic infections by vaccination before transplantation is of utmost importance. However, data on the completeness of vaccinations and factors associated with incomplete vaccination coverage are scarce.