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Increasing opportunities for travel and advances in medicine mean that immunocompromised patients may venture to potentially risky parts of the world. This article examines the risks faced by such travellers. Some limitations of standard travel vaccines are discussed and suggestions are made as to how best to advise such travellers.


Journal article


Hosp Med

Publication Date





167 - 170


Antineoplastic Agents, Chronic Disease, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Male, Patient Education as Topic, Splenectomy, Transplantation Immunology, Travel, Vaccines