Zümer Duman, Oytun Erbaş

Institute of Experimental Medicine, Gebze-Kocaeli, Türkiye

Keywords: Infection, organ transplantation, posttransplant infection, transplantation.


Infections are a clinical condition that we are constantly exposed to in our daily lives, and they can sometimes be fatal. Infections caused by the disruption of a protective mechanism in the body, particularly when immunosuppressive drugs are used to prevent organ rejection after organ transplantation, carry more life-threatening risks. In this review, we discussed how human immune systems react to various infectious agents, as well as common infections and treatment approaches in organ transplants such as kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplants.

Cite this article as: Duman Z, Erbaş O. Post-transplant infectious complications and therapeutic approaches. D J Tx Sci 2022;7(1-2):47-69.

Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

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