Common infections in kidney transplant recipients.

Shamila Karuthu, Emily A. Blumberg

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Abstract

Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. To some extent, these may be preventable. Careful pretransplant screening, immunization, and post-transplant prophylactic antimicrobials may all reduce the risk for post-transplant infection. However, because transplant recipients may not manifest typical signs and symptoms of infection, diagnoses may be confounded. Furthermore, treatment regimens may be complicated by drug interactions and the need to maintain immunosuppression to avoid allograft rejection. This article reviews common post-transplant infections, including prophylactic, diagnostic, and treatment strategies, providing guidance regarding care of kidney transplant patients with infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2058-2070
Number of pages13
JournalClinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
Volume7
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Kidney
Transplants
Infection
Drug Interactions
Immunosuppression
Signs and Symptoms
Allografts
Immunization
Transplant Recipients
Morbidity
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Common infections in kidney transplant recipients. / Karuthu, Shamila; Blumberg, Emily A.

In: Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN, Vol. 7, No. 12, 12.2012, p. 2058-2070.

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Karuthu, Shamila ; Blumberg, Emily A. / Common infections in kidney transplant recipients. In: Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 12. pp. 2058-2070.
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