7. Evaluation and Initial Treatment of Infectious Complications Among Organ Transplant Recipients

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Kathleen Julian MD

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch7

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Julian, K. (2011) Evaluation and Initial Treatment of Infectious Complications Among Organ Transplant Recipients, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949

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Keywords:

  • evaluation and initial treatment of infectious complications - among organ transplant recipients;
  • predominant pathogens;
  • diagnostic investigations;
  • initial empirical treatment - in adult patients;
  • fever, with no clear focus;
  • septic shock syndrome - without clinical focus;
  • multiple blood cultures, urine culture, urinalysis with microscopy - CXR, CMV PCR/antigenemia;
  • potentially rapidly lethal causes of “septic shock” - bacteremia, vascular thrombosis of intra-abdominal organ transplant;
  • central nervous system - acute meningitis/meningoencephalitis;
  • respiratory pharyngitis, tonsillitis