Incidence, distribution, and outcome of episodes of infection in 100 orthotopic liver transplantations.

@article{Paya1989IncidenceDA,
  title={Incidence, distribution, and outcome of episodes of infection in 100 orthotopic liver transplantations.},
  author={Carlos V. Paya and Phillipe Hermans and John A. Washington and Thomas F. Smith and J. P. Anhalt and Russell H. Wiesner and Ruud A F Krom},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={555-64}
}
Of 83 patients who underwent 100 orthotopic liver transplantations, 53 had a single transplant procedure and at least 6 months of follow-up. In this main study group of 53 patients, major infections developed in 28 (53%) (a mean of 1.8 major episodes per infected patient). Of 51 major infections, 27 were bacterial, 19 were viral, 3 were protozoan, and 2 were fungal. Of the 27 bacterial infections, 22 (81%) occurred in the first 2 months after transplantation. Of the 40 bacterial isolates in the… CONTINUE READING
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