Standard Maintenance Protocols Posttransplant: Follow-Up Visits, Immunizations, Sick Child Calls, etc.

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Part of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation book series (OTT)

Abstract

Long-term survival for pediatric recipients of solid organ transplants has improved greatly over the years. Provision of quality care is needed to help ensure patient and graft survival. Because of the complexities of transplantation, it is crucial for primary care providers to work closely with transplant teams. As length of time from transplant increases, more of the general care of pediatric recipients will be coordinated through the primary care providers. The following chapter reviews some of the nuances necessary to consider when caring for this population.

Keywords

Growth and development Neurocognitive Psychosocial Infection Cytomegalovirus Epstein-Barr virus BK polyomavirus Immunizations Immunosuppression Adolescent health Transitioning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Deborah M Consolini
    • 1
  1. 1.Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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