Immunity to diphtheria and tetanus in a young population on a dialysis regimen or with a renal transplant

L. Ghio, C. Pedrazzi, B. M. Assael, A. Panuccio, M. Fati, A. Edefonti

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Abstract

In 54 transplant recipients diphtheria and tetanus immunity after primary vaccination was significantly lower than in 57 control subject and 35 patients on a dialysis regimen. After a booster tetanus antibodies developed in the transplant recipients and dialysis patients but no diphtheria antibodies developed in two transplant recipients. No adverse reactions, including acute graft rejection episodes, occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-989
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume130
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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