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Vol 48, No 1 (2017)
Prace poglądowe / Reviews
Published online: 2017-01-01
Submitted: 2016-10-30
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Vaccination of hematopoietic cell transplantation adult recipients – guidelines of Infectious Diseases Working Group PALG

Agnieszka Piekarska1, Sebastian Giebel2, Grzegorz Władysław Basak3, Jarosław Dybko4, Kazimierz Hałaburda5, Iwona Hus6, Ewa Karakulska-Prystupiuk3, Beata Jakubas7, Patrycja Mensah-Glanowska7, Piotr Rzepecki8, Agnieszka Wierzbowska9, Lidia Gil10
DOI: 10.1016/j.achaem.2017.01.003
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Acta Haematol Pol 2017;48(1):1-9.
Affiliations
  1. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii i Transplantologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny, Polska
  2. Klinika Transplantacji Szpiku i Onkohematologii, Centrum Onkologii w Gliwicach, Polska
  3. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii, Onkologii i Chorób Wewnętrznych, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Polska
  4. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii, Nowotworów Krwi i Transplantacji Szpiku, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu, Polska
  5. Klinika Transplantacji Komórek Krwiotwórczych, Instytut Hematologii i Transfuzjologii, Polska
  6. Samodzielna Pracownia Transplantologii Klinicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Polska
  7. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Polska
  8. Katedra i Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych i Hematologii, Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny, Polska
  9. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii, Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Polska
  10. Katedra i Klinika Hematologii i Transplantacji Szpiku, Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu, Polska

open access

Vol 48, No 1 (2017)
Prace poglądowe / Reviews
Published online: 2017-01-01
Submitted: 2016-10-30

Abstract

Infections are the most serious complications in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Vaccinations occur to be undeniably one of the most important prophylactic strategies and are routinely recommended in the post-transplantation period. Their use reduces the incidence of infections and infection-related mortality. In this paper, we present the current guidelines for active immunization after HCT for the Polish patient population as worked out by the Polish Adult Leukemia Group (PALG). The guidelines include the recommended vaccines, the optional vaccines and vaccination with live pathogens. The management in specific situations such as graft versus host disease and for HCT recipients travelling to exotic countries is clarified. We also present the proposal for organization of the vaccination program in transplant centers. The improvement in realization of the vaccination protocol is one of the key aspects of post-transplantation care in Poland.

Abstract

Infections are the most serious complications in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Vaccinations occur to be undeniably one of the most important prophylactic strategies and are routinely recommended in the post-transplantation period. Their use reduces the incidence of infections and infection-related mortality. In this paper, we present the current guidelines for active immunization after HCT for the Polish patient population as worked out by the Polish Adult Leukemia Group (PALG). The guidelines include the recommended vaccines, the optional vaccines and vaccination with live pathogens. The management in specific situations such as graft versus host disease and for HCT recipients travelling to exotic countries is clarified. We also present the proposal for organization of the vaccination program in transplant centers. The improvement in realization of the vaccination protocol is one of the key aspects of post-transplantation care in Poland.

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Keywords

Vaccines; Guidelines; Hematopoietic cell transplantation

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Title

Vaccination of hematopoietic cell transplantation adult recipients – guidelines of Infectious Diseases Working Group PALG

Journal

Acta Haematologica Polonica

Issue

Vol 48, No 1 (2017)

Pages

1-9

Published online

2017-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.achaem.2017.01.003

Bibliographic record

Acta Haematol Pol 2017;48(1):1-9.

Keywords

Vaccines
Guidelines
Hematopoietic cell transplantation

Authors

Agnieszka Piekarska
Sebastian Giebel
Grzegorz Władysław Basak
Jarosław Dybko
Kazimierz Hałaburda
Iwona Hus
Ewa Karakulska-Prystupiuk
Beata Jakubas
Patrycja Mensah-Glanowska
Piotr Rzepecki
Agnieszka Wierzbowska
Lidia Gil

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