Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Bacterial Lung Infections in Solid Organ Recipients: A Narrative Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Respiratory infections pose a significant threat to the success of solid organ transplantation, and the diagnosis and management of these infections are challenging. The current narrative review addressed some of these challenges, based on evidence from the literature published in the last 20 years. Specifically, we focused our attention on (i) the obstacles to an etiologic diagnosis of respiratory infections among solid organ transplant recipients, (ii) the management of bacterial respiratory infections in an era characterized by increased antimicrobial resistance, and (iii) the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs dedicated to solid organ transplant recipients.

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Cited Authors

  • Carugati, M; Morlacchi, LC; Peri, AM; Alagna, L; Rossetti, V; Bandera, A; Gori, A; Blasi, F; Working Group, I

Published Date

  • February 12, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

PubMed ID

  • 32059371

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7072844

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1422-0067

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/ijms21041221


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland