Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients

  • Carlos A.Q. Santos
  • Daniel C. Brennan


Infections are common in recipients of kidney transplants due primarily to immunosuppressive medications prescribed to prevent rejection of the allograft. This chapter describes current strategies for preventing, recognizing, and treating infectious diseases in kidney transplant recipients.


Herpes Simplex Virus Respiratory Syncytial Virus Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Varicella Zoster Virus Merkel Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineWashington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital ConsortiumSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Renal Division, Department of Internal MedicineWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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