Traveller treated with renal replacement therapy

Małgorzata Marchelek-Myśliwiec, Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Grażyna Dutkiewicz


In developed countries, renal replacement therapy (RRT) is available to any patient who needs it. Renal replacement therapy patients still believe that starting therapy means being tied to their home nephrology center, which prevents them from traveling. The role of specialists is to inform their patients that they can travel. Guidelines concerning the ways in which patients should be prepared for trips are available, but they are mainly based on expert opinion. Therefore, there is a need for extensive research to evaluate the safety of long-distance travel in the discussed patient population.


travel; renal replacement therapy; immunization

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