Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
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Pneumonia in Lung Transplant Recipients

Author(s): Isabel Otero, Maria P. Sanjuan, Maria del M. Fernandez-Marrube, Hector Verea.

Abstract:

Infections after lung transplantation are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Bacteria, fungus and virus are the most common pathogens at the respiratory tract. This short review analyzes pneumonias in LTR with special emphasis on preventive strategies.

Keywords: Lung transplant, infection, pneumonia, prophylaxis

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2010
Page: [171 - 174]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157339810791526166
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