Infectious disease in kidney transplantation


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© 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. All rights are reserved. Infection is a common and significant source of morbidity and mortality in the kidney transplant population. In a detailed review of Medicare claims data for 64,751 patients receiving kidney transplant between 1991 and 1998, 51 % suffered some type of infection within their first year of transplant, 31 % with bacterial and 23 % with viral infections [1]. The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reports that infection was the second most common cause of death with a functioning graft among kidney transplant recipients between 2004 and 2008, exceeded only by cardiovascular disease (21 % vs. 30 %), but that infection surpassed cardiac disease as a cause of hospitalization following transplant during this time, at approximately 33 admissions per 100 patient years in the first year, compared to approximately 15 per 100 patient years [2].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sanoff, SL

Published Date

  • November 1, 2013

Book Title

  • Clinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 457

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1461444535

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781461444534

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-4454-1_37

Citation Source

  • Scopus