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Below are guidelines that can help decrease the risk of infection. Being knowledgeable and making safer choices are the best defenses against infection.
These guidelines are especially important:
Your transplant team will explain how suppressed your child’s immune system is and give you specific steps you can take to decrease the risk of infection.
Remember, your child’s transplant team is here to help keep your child healthy.Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
1. Hand washing:
2. Avoiding sick people:
3. Yearly flu shot
5. Food Safety
These guidelines can help decrease the risk of infection. Being knowledgeable and making safer choices are the best defenses against infection.
7. Water Safety: Germs can spread easily in water, so certain precautions are important to avoid infection.
8. Dental Care: Good dental care is important for transplant recipients.
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