Fungal Infections Complicating Lung Transplantation Journal Article

Authors: Clark, N. M.; Weigt, S. S.; Fishbein, M. C.; Kubak, B.; Belperio, J. A.; Lynch, J. P., 3rd
Article Title: Fungal Infections Complicating Lung Transplantation
Abstract: Lung transplantation is an increasingly utilized modality for treating advanced lung disease. However, lung transplant recipients (LTRs) experience high rates of infection-related mortality and, compared with other solid organ transplant recipients, are at increased risk of infectious complications given the intensity of immunosuppression employed, the presence of airway abnormalities after surgery and exposure of the allograft to the environment. Fungal infections, particularly mold infections, are problematic after transplantation as they are often associated with limited treatment options and poor outcomes. We describe the non-Candida fungal infections occurring in LTRs, including their epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment.
Journal Title: Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume: 39
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1098-9048; 1069-3424
Publisher: USA  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2018
Start Page: 227
End Page: 254
Language: eng
Notes: LR: 20180326; CI: Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001; JID: 9431858; 2018/03/27 06:00 [entrez]; 2018/03/27 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/03/27 06:00 [medline]; ppublish