Response to Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccine in children undergoing splenectomy.


Asplenic children are at increased risk for serious infection with polysaccharide encapsulated bacteria including Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB), Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis. Immunization with polysaccharide vaccines is recommended for children undergoing splenectomy. In 1987 a new more immunogenic HIB vaccine was licensed in… (More)


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