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Respiratory Infections in Immunocompromised Non-Neutropenic Patients

  • David L. Paterson
  • Nina Singh

Abstract

Respiratory infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised non-neutropenic patients. For some respiratory infections in this patient group, mortality exceeds 80% (for example, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in liver transplant recipients) [1]. The incidence of respiratory infections in immunocompromised patients is considerable; 15% of solid-organ transplant recipients and greater than 50% in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection will develop pneumonia [2].

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transplant Recipient Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Invasive Aspergillosis Neutropenic Patient 
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  • Nina Singh

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