Korean J Med.  2013 Feb;84(2):145-157.

Common Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. soleemd@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Improved immunosuppressive therapies for solid organ transplantation (SOT) have reduced the incidence of allograft rejection while increasing susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Diagnosis and treatment for infectious disease after SOT are evolving with various preventive strategies, improved microbiologic diagnostic tools, and newer therapeutic regimens. Despite these improvements, various opportunistic infections can develop in SOT recipients. Early and specific diagnosis of infections is essential to guide treatment and minimize nonessential antibiotics. Invasive diagnostic procedures are often required for accurate and timely diagnosis. Here, I reviewed general aspects of common infections in SOT recipients.

Keyword

Infection; Infectious diseases; Organ transplantation
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