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Rev Iberoam Micol. 2011 Jul-Sep;28(3):110-9. doi: 10.1016/j.riam.2011.06.002.

[Candidiasis, aspergillosis and other invasive mycoses in recipients of solid organ transplants].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • Departamento de Inmunología, Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina y Odontología, Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao, Vizcaya, España. guillermo.quindos@ehu.es

Abstract

Invasive fungal diseases (IFD) are important causes of solid organ transplant-related morbidity and mortality. Modifications and improvements in the transplant surgical procedures, supportive care, and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these IFD have produced notable changes in their epidemiology and outcome. Candida and other yeast genera continue to play an important etiological role, but Aspergillus and other filamentous fungi are the cause of most IFD in lung transplant recipients. This review is an update of the relevant findings in the literature related to the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of IFD in solid organ transplant recipients, with a main focus on invasive aspergillosis and candidiasis.

Copyright © 2011 Revista Iberoamericana de Micología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

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