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Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2004 Feb;2(1):95-109.

Emerging trends in infections among renal transplant recipients.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.


Outcomes following renal and simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants have improved significantly due to better surgical techniques and improved modalities of antirejection therapy. However, infection remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The use of new modalities of immunosuppression and routine use of antimicrobial prophylaxis has changed the pattern of infections post-transplantation. Cytomegalovirus remains a significant problem and BK virus has emerged as an important pathogen. New antimicrobial agents are now available to treat infection, however, antimicrobial resistance remains a concern.

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