Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 2, P307-318 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.02.001 View full text
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Marian G. Michaels, Michael Green

Abstract: Transplantation increasingly is being used as treatment for children with end-stage organ diseases, hematopoietic rescue from therapy used to treat malignancies, and as cure for primary immune deficiencies. This article reviews some of the major concepts regarding infections that complicate pediatric transplantation, highlighting differences in epidemiology, evaluation, treatment and prevention for children compared with adult recipients.