47. Safe Living Strategies for Transplant Patients

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Julia Garcia-Diaz MD, MS, FACP and
  2. Shannon Bergeron

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch47

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Garcia-Diaz, J. and Bergeron, S. (2011) Safe Living Strategies for Transplant Patients, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch47

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949

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Keywords:

  • safe living strategies - for transplant patients;
  • prevention of infections - transmitted by direct contact;
  • Salmonella, rotavirus, Staphylococcus sp., Sporothrix - enteric pathogens, Pseudomonas sp., Mycobacteria sp;
  • prevention of respiratory infections;
  • pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations up to date;
  • water safety - avoiding consumption of untreated tap water;
  • food safety - avoiding soft cheeses, or cheese made with unpasteurized milk;
  • avoiding contact - with animals having diarrhea;
  • refraining from cleaning bird cages, bird feeders and litter boxes;
  • travel safety - live virus vaccines avoided