Failure of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine to prevent recurrent bacteremia in a child with human immunodeficiency virus disease

Gordon E. Schutze, Nancy C. Tucker, Edward Mason

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Abstract

Patients with advanced HIV disease have a poor response to some immunizations. A case is presented of a Class C1 HIV-infected child who suffered three episodes of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B bacteremia despite having received the heptavalent conjugate and 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccines. Clinicians should expect some vaccine failures with the heptavalent conjugate vaccine in children with advanced HIV disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1009-1010
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2001

Keywords

  • Child
  • Conjugate
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Pneumococcal
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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