Vaccination Status of Pneumococcal and Other Vaccines in 444 Liver Transplant Patients Compared to a Representative Population Sample.

@article{Weltermann2016VaccinationSO,
  title={Vaccination Status of Pneumococcal and Other Vaccines in 444 Liver Transplant Patients Compared to a Representative Population Sample.},
  author={Birgitta Weltermann and Anna Herwig and Dorothea Dehnen and Kerstin Herzer},
  journal={Annals of transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={200-7}
}
BACKGROUND Studies have documented deficits of pneumococcal and other vaccinations in kidney and lung transplant patients, but the vaccination status of liver transplant (LT) recipients is unknown. This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence of immunizations among LT patients at a large university medical center compared to a representative general population sample. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 2014, all LT patients (>18 years of age) were asked for their vaccination documents. The… CONTINUE READING
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