Infectious complications after transplantation


Journal Article (Review)

Infection is one of the most common complications after solid organ transplantation. Patients awaiting transplantation are often quite debilitated from their disease, increasing the risk of infection and other complications during transplantation. Patients are further immunosuppressed by antirejection medications, increasing the risk of infection after transplantation. Although many infections after transplantation are similar to nonimmunosuppressed surgical patients, the transplant recipient is at additional risk of opportunistic infections because of the antirejection medications. This chapter describes the bacterial, fungal, and viral infections that occur in transplant recipients.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sudan, DL; Stratta, RJ

Published Date

  • October 21, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 144

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-8328

Citation Source

  • Scopus