Inmunizaciones en cirrosis y trasplante hepático: Puesta al día

Translated title of the contribution: Vaccination for Cirrhosis and Liver Transplant Patients

Lorena Castro*, Nidia Fabiola Castro, María Luz Endeiza, Gabrielmezzano

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Patients with cirrhosis and liver transplantation (LT) have a higher risk of infections, complications and death. Vaccines have historically been used to prevent and reduce the risk of complications from viral and bacterial infections. The population with cirrhosis and candidates for LT should be evaluated for immunity against the most relevant immuno-preventable infections, update corresponding immunizations according to the national vaccination program, and inoculate the missing vaccines based on these recommendations. In case of not reaching its inoculation prior to LT, in the post-LT period its vaccination status should be updated. All doctors involved in the health care of these patients must have knowledge about this important topic and be aware of the access and free availability for this population through the presentation of a special form incorporated into the National Immunization Program.

Translated title of the contributionVaccination for Cirrhosis and Liver Transplant Patients
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2023


  • Vaccines
  • Fibrosis
  • Liver Transplantation


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