Prophylaxis against pulmonary viral and fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients

Anton Yariv Peleg, Mary T LaSalvia, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Fernanda P Silveira

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Abstract

Pulmonary viral and fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients are one of the most common and potentially life-threatening infections. Understanding the strategies used for prophylaxis and prevention of these infections is critical for the health and well-being of transplant recipients. Prophylactic measures range from simple patient education to complex chemoprophylactic interventions; however, a multifaceted approach is most often required. This article focuses on strategies to prevent pulmonary viral and fungal infections in transplant recipients, with an emphasis on recent evidence that may influence practice guidelines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209 - 215
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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