Prevention of serious bacterial infection in children with nephrotic syndrome.

@article{McIntyre1998PreventionOS,
  title={Prevention of serious bacterial infection in children with nephrotic syndrome.},
  author={Peter Bruce McIntyre and Jonathan C Craig},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={314-7}
}
Although nephrotic syndrome is well known as a predisposing factor to bacterial infection in children, especially peritonitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, data on the incidence of infection and the effectiveness of preventative measures are limited. With particular reference to pneumococcal disease, this review summarises the available data on the pattern and incidence of invasive bacterial infection in children with nephrotic syndrome, and the level of evidence for the use of penicillin… CONTINUE READING

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