Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 2, P379-393 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.02.007 View full text
Sarah P. Hammond

Abstract: This article summarizes infectious complications in recipients of facial and hand composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) and reviews infection prophylaxis practices. Infectious complications after CTA are common. In the early postoperative period, serious bacterial infections are more often reported in facial CTA recipients than in hand CTA recipients. Rejection and concomitant viral reactivation of herpes family viruses cause significant morbidity after the immediate postoperative period. Invasive fungal …

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