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How can I avoid getting infections after a liver transplant?

Because your immune system is suppressed by medications after liver transplantation, you are at higher risk for developing certain infections. Doctors will prescribe other medications to prevent the more common post-transplant infections. You will need to routinely monitor your temperature at home, and make certain adjustments in your daily living to avoid contracting harmful infections. Your transplantation team will provide the instructions you need to make these necessary changes.

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