Polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccination of nephrotic children at disease onset–long-term data

Sirs, Patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) are at risk of developing pneumococcal infections, such as peritonitis, pneumonia ± pleural effusion, and meningitis [1], with the reported incidence of such infections population being 3– 5% per year [1]. There is currently no consensus on how to prevent severe episodes of pneumococcal infections in NS children… (More)