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Vaccination des patients souffrant de maladies chroniques du foie

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 3, no. 123, p. 1948,1950-1951
Publication date2007
Abstract

Patients with chronic liver diseases and specially with cirrhosis have an impaired immune system and are vulnerable to viral (co-) infections. Vaccination against hepatitis A and B virus (HAV, HBV) is recommended for all patients with chronic liver diseases. However, the efficacy of vaccinations in patients with end-stage liver diseases and transplant recipients is disappointing. As soon as a chronic liver disease is diagnosed patients should be immunized with the common vaccines (flu and pneumoccocci). Due to reduced seroconversion rates, antibody levels should be tested after a booster vaccination.

Keywords
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases/complications
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Vaccination/standards
Citation (ISO format)
BIHL, Florian, HADENGUE, Antoine, SIEGRIST, Claire-Anne. Vaccination des patients souffrant de maladies chroniques du foie. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2007, vol. 3, n° 123, p. 1948,1950–1951.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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