Postexposure prophylaxis against varicella-zoster virus infection among recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Unresolved issues

David M. Weinstock, Michael Boeckh, Farid Boulad, Janet A. Eagan, Victoria J. Fraser, David K. Henderson, Trish M. Perl, Deborah Yokoe, Kent A. Sepkowitz

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Abstract

Recent guidelines for the prevention of opportunistic infections have addressed a variety of issues germane to recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant. However, there are several issues regarding postexposure prophylaxis against varicella-zoster virus that remain unresolved. We address these questions and offer several consensus recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-608
Number of pages6
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

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Human Herpesvirus 3
Opportunistic Infections
Virus Diseases
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Transplants

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Postexposure prophylaxis against varicella-zoster virus infection among recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant : Unresolved issues. / Weinstock, David M.; Boeckh, Michael; Boulad, Farid; Eagan, Janet A.; Fraser, Victoria J.; Henderson, David K.; Perl, Trish M.; Yokoe, Deborah; Sepkowitz, Kent A.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 25, No. 7, 01.07.2004, p. 603-608.

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Weinstock, David M. ; Boeckh, Michael ; Boulad, Farid ; Eagan, Janet A. ; Fraser, Victoria J. ; Henderson, David K. ; Perl, Trish M. ; Yokoe, Deborah ; Sepkowitz, Kent A. / Postexposure prophylaxis against varicella-zoster virus infection among recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant : Unresolved issues. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2004 ; Vol. 25, No. 7. pp. 603-608.
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