Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 2, P273-283 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.01.005 View full text
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Jay A. Fishman, Nicolas C. Issa

Abstract: The nature of infections after solid-organ transplantation has changed with increasingly potent immunosuppressive regimens, routine use of antimicrobial prophylaxis, and improved microbiologic diagnostic tools. New pathogens have been identified in this population including many with significant antimicrobial resistance. Intensification of immunosuppressive regimens, including the use of T- and B-lymphocyte depleting agents, presents an increased risk for infection and requires linkage to microbiologic monitor…

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