Understanding rare infections post-lung transplantation.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_C445B7ADA73E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Understanding rare infections post-lung transplantation.
Journal
Expert review of respiratory medicine
Author(s)
van den Bogaart L., Cipriano A., Koutsokera A., Manuel O.
ISSN
1747-6356 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1747-6348
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-14
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Introduction: Lung transplant recipients are at the highest risk of infectious complications among all solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. In the current era, many standardized protocols in terms of diagnostic algorithms, prophylaxis, and therapeutic strategies have improved the management of the most common infectious complications. Conversely, diagnosis of rare infections can be particularly challenging and this can delay appropriate treatment. Areas covered: This article will review the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic and therapeutic management of certain rarely reported viral, fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections in lung transplant recipients. Expert opinion: Once the most frequent infections are excluded, clinical suspicion combined with molecular diagnostic methods such as targeted and broad-spectrum PCRs can allow diagnosis of a rare infection. A multidisciplinary team, including transplant pulmonologists, transplant infectious diseases specialists, microbiologists and pathologists is essential for prompt diagnosis and optimal therapeutic management.
Keywords
Immunology and Allergy, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, HHV-8, hev, idiopathic hyperammonemia syndrome, nocardiosis, parasitic infection, polyomavirus, rare fungal infections, rhodococus hoagii
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
28/10/2020 21:56
Last modification date
09/12/2020 6:24
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