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Fungal infections after liver transplantation

Kusne, S and Dummer, JS and Singh, N and Makowka, L and Esquivel, C and Starzl, TE and Ho, M (1988) Fungal infections after liver transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 20 (1 SUPP). 650 - 651. ISSN 0041-1345

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The risk factors for development of invasive fungal infections after liver transplantation were (1) longer duration of treatment with nonprophylactic IV antibiotics, (2) longer cumulative surgical time and a higher number of laparotomies, (3) an increased number of units of RBCs and fresh-frozen plasma, and (4) a series of pretransplant laboratory findings: thrombocytopenia, low T lymphocyte levels, low CD4 helper cell and lower helper/suppressor cell ratios and IgA serum levels. The significance of some of these findings is still unclear. Attention to the risk factors outlined earlier may aid both in preventing and in the early detection of invasive fungal infections after liver transplantation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kusne, S
Dummer, JS
Singh, N
Makowka, L
Esquivel, C
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Ho, Mmonto@pitt.eduMONTO
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1988
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Volume: 20
Number: 1 SUPP
Page Range: 650 - 651
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1345
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062130228, Starzl CV No. 872
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:14
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2022 10:55


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