Serum antibody response to pneumococcal vaccine in children with nephrotic syndrome.

@article{Spika1982SerumAR,
  title={Serum antibody response to pneumococcal vaccine in children with nephrotic syndrome.},
  author={John S Spika and Neal A. Halsey and Alfred J. Fish and Gary M. Lum and Brian A Lauer and G S Schiffman and G. Scott Giebink},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1982},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={219-23}
}
Children with nephrotic syndrome are susceptible to serious pneumococcal disease and may be immunodeficient on the basis of abnormal humoral immune responses to natural antigens or immunoglobulin loss during relapse. As part of an ongoing study to evaluate pneumococcal anticapsular antibody concentration and immunologic competence, 27 steroid-responsive and six steroid-resistant patients with nephrotic syndrome, and 12 age-matched control subjects, were vaccinated with polyvalent pneumococcal… CONTINUE READING
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