Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1002--1009

Vaccine-associated kidney diseases: A narrative review of the literature


Chinmay Patel1, Hitesh H Shah2 
1 Division of Nephrology, Pikeville Medical Center, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY, USA
2 Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Great Neck, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Chinmay Patel
Division of Nephrology, Pikeville Medical Center, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
USA

Immunization is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Vaccines have enabled the eradication of deadly diseases and decreased the morbidity and mortality associated with various infections. Most vaccines are safe to administer and cause only minor side effects. Although very rare, various glomerular diseases and acute kidney injury have been reported following immunization with certain vaccines including influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccines. This review summarizes these rare renal complications that have been published in the literature. Physicians and other health-care providers administrating vaccines should be aware of these very rare but possible renal side effects.


How to cite this article:
Patel C, Shah HH. Vaccine-associated kidney diseases: A narrative review of the literature.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2019;30:1002-1009


How to cite this URL:
Patel C, Shah HH. Vaccine-associated kidney diseases: A narrative review of the literature. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];30:1002-1009
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