Emerging bacterial, fungal, and viral respiratory infections in transplantation

Shawn P.E. Nishi, Vincent G. Valentine, Steve Duncan

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Abstract

Kidney, liver, heart, pancreas, lung, and small intestine transplantations are viable therapeutic options for patients with end-stage organ failure. Ongoing advancements of surgical techniques, immunosuppressive regimens, and perioperative management have resulted in improved survival of allograft recipients. Despite these refinements, infections still contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality, limiting long-term success rates of these procedures. This article discusses the emerging bacterial, fungal, and viral respiratory infections in transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-555
Number of pages15
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Emerging
  • Respiratory infections
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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