Epidemiology and management of infections after lung transplantation.

  title={Epidemiology and management of infections after lung transplantation.},
  author={Rudolf Speich and Wim van der Bij},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={33 Suppl 1},
Lung transplantation has become an accepted treatment for end-stage pulmonary parenchymal and vascular diseases. Infections still are the most common cause of early and late morbidity and mortality in lung transplant recipients. Bacterial infections comprise approximately half of all infectious complications. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and disease have become less frequent, because of prophylaxis with ganciclovir. Because CMV is also involved in the pathogenesis of obliterative… CONTINUE READING