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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-017-3776-3
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-350

Abstract

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.