Keeping Transplant Patients Safe: Behind the Scenes with an Infectious Disease Specialist
Description: Few patients at the SCCA will ever meet Dr. Michael Boeckh, an infectious disease expert, and that's just the way he would like it. Because bone marrow transplantation requires the removal or weakening of a patient's own immune system, transplant patients worry about the risk of infection from common viruses, bacterias and fungi. Dr. Boeckh is part of an important team working "behind the scenes" with the oncology staff to prevent infection. Dr. Boeckh's message for patients' families: make sure you're up-to-date on your vaccination before visiting a loved one recovering from transplant.
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Posted on : 03/20/12
Added : 5 years ago