Vaccine-induced immunity in children after orthotopic liver transplantation: a 12-yr review of the Swiss national reference center.

@article{Diana2007VaccineinducedII,
  title={Vaccine-induced immunity in children after orthotopic liver transplantation: a 12-yr review of the Swiss national reference center.},
  author={Alessandro Diana and Klara M Posfay-Barbe and Dominique C. Belli and C W Siegrist},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={31-7}
}
Infections represent a significant threat in solid-organ recipients. However, a certain number of infections can be prevented by immunizing patients before their transplantation. The aim of this study is to determine the level of immunity of children undergoing liver transplantation and to assess their capacity to maintain protective levels after surgery. Charts of 44 children transplanted with deceased donation livers between 1990 and 2002 at the Children's Hospital of Geneva were reviewed… CONTINUE READING