Infectious Diseases in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients

A practical approach

  • Oriol Manuel
  • Michael G Ison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. General Transplant Infectious Diseases

  3. Specific Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Julian Torre-Cisneros, Atul Humar
      Pages 65-80
    3. Sophie Caillard, Michael Green
      Pages 81-91
    4. Joanna Schaenman, Chen Sabrina Tan
      Pages 93-105
    5. Maddalena Peghin, Lara Danziger-Isakov
      Pages 107-129
    6. Karen Doucette, Nassim Kamar
      Pages 131-144
    7. Meenakshi M. Rana, Paolo Grossi, Shirish Huprikar
      Pages 145-163
    8. Claire Aguilar, Benoit Pilmis, Olivier Lortholary, Shahid Husain
      Pages 165-177
    9. Ahmed Al Hammadi, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, John W. Baddley
      Pages 179-199
    10. Yolanda Meije, Eun J. Kwak, José M. Aguado
      Pages 201-217
  4. Management of Specific Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. John-David Aubert, Jordi Carratalà
      Pages 235-243
    3. Patricia Muñoz, Tina Stosor
      Pages 245-267
    4. Carlos Cervera, Francisco López-Medrano
      Pages 269-278
    5. Nicolas Barros, Ricardo M. La Hoz
      Pages 291-304

About this book


This book describes a practical approach to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious complications in solid-organ transplant (SOT) candidates and recipients, based on both up-to-date clinical evidence and state of the art expert opinion from world-renowned experts in the field. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which explains risk assessment and the general approach to infectious diseases in the pre-, peri-, and early and late post-transplant periods. The remaining two sections address the prevention and treatment of infection with particular pathogens and the management of specific syndromes, such as pneumonia, CNS infections, UTIs, and skin infections.

Infections in SOT recipients – often due to multidrug-resistant organisms – represent a major challenge. Preventive strategies need to be adapted according to the type of allograft and period after transplantation. Moreover, toxicity and drug interaction with immunosuppressive drugs must be taken into consideration when treating infectious complications. In explaining in depth how best to ensure allograft and patient survival, this book will be of value to infectious disease specialists and transplant physicians at all levels of experience. 


Organ transplantation Opportunistic infections Allograft outcomes Preventive strategies Multidrug resistant pathogens Donor-derived infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Oriol Manuel
    • 1
  • Michael G Ison
    • 2
  1. 1.Infectious Diseases Service and Transplantation CenterUniversity Hospital of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.School of MedicineNorthwestern University FeinbergChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15393-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15394-6
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