Emerging fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients.

  title={Emerging fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Shmuel Shoham},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={27 2},
The most important emerging and rare fungal pathogens in solid organ transplant recipients are the Zygomycetes, Scedosporium, Fusarium, and the dark molds. Factors affecting the emergence of these fungi include the combination of intensive immunosuppressive regimens with increasingly widespread use of long-term azole antifungal therapy; employment of aggressive diagnostic approaches (eg, sampling of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid); and changes in patients' interactions with the environment. This… CONTINUE READING
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