Vaccination and splenectomy

Children undergoing splenectomy, severe infections due to immune disorders develop.

Septicemia and meningitis in the form of more of the frequency and severity of these infections, because the link between splenectomy. Factor in approximately half of the cases, pneumococci. In this case, the protective pneumococcal vaccines, preferably prior to splenectomy is emerging of making would be useful.

Published results did not match. Some researchers question the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in splenectomized children serological they have reported that the serological response to well below normal.

Live vaccines are contraindicated in patients with splenectomy, whereas inactivated vaccines, polysaccharide vaccines or toxoids such an objection carries no importance.

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