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Infectious Complications in Organ Transplant Recipients

  • Shimon Kusne
  • Ron Shapiro
Part of the Immunology and Medicine Series book series (IMME, volume 29)

Abstract

In this section, the general principles of infectious complications in transplant recipients will be reviewed, and the diseases associated with specific pathogens and their management will be discussed. While prophylaxis against the more common organisms has generally been employed, in recent years the concept of preemptive therapy has been introduced, with the goal of providing more selective prevention of disease. There has been significant progress made in the development of new and sensitive diagnostic methods, e.g. the introduction of PCR techniques. These new modalities offer the promise of allowing clinicians to diagnose infectious complications early and to intervene before infection becomes symptomatic.

Keywords

Liver Transplant Transplant Recipient Invasive Aspergillosis Liver Transplant Recipient Cryptococcal Meningitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shimon Kusne
    • 1
  • Ron Shapiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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