Common infections in kidney transplant recipients.

  title={Common infections in kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Shamila Karuthu and Emily A. Blumberg},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={7 12},
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… CONTINUE READING
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