Etiologic agents of diarrhea in solid organ recipients.

  title={Etiologic agents of diarrhea in solid organ recipients.},
  author={Hande Arslan and Ercan Inci and Ozlem Kurt Azap and Hamdi Karakayali and Adnan Torgay and Mehmet Ali Haberal},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  volume={9 4},
After transplantation, diarrhea may be caused by infectious agents, drug-specific effects, metabolic conditions, or mechanical complications of surgery. Determining the cause helps to determine whether to initiate antimicrobial therapy and the duration of treatment. In this study we aimed to determine the causes of diarrhea in kidney or liver recipients. Fifty-two diarrhea episodes among 43 solid organ recipients were evaluated. The cause of diarrhea was detected in 43 patients (82.6… CONTINUE READING


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