The prevention of infection post-transplant: the role of prophylaxis, preemptive and empiric therapy.

@article{Marty2006ThePO,
  title={The prevention of infection post-transplant: the role of prophylaxis, preemptive and empiric therapy.},
  author={Francisco M Marty and Robert Howard Rubin},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          2-11
        }
}
The close linkage of infection with the nature and intensity of the transplant immunosuppressive program has led to the concept of the therapeutic prescription. This has two components: an immunosuppressive one to prevent or treat rejection and graft-versus-host disease and an antimicrobial one to make it safe. This review provides a conceptual framework to approach the risk and risk periods for infection in solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients as well as an approach to… CONTINUE READING
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