Marcel H. Koppel, M.D.; A. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.P.; A. Sokol, M.D.; J. H. Shinaberger, M.D.; M. Mims, M.D.; J. W. Coburn, M.D.; Milton E. Rubini, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Infections have displaced rejection as the most important cause of morbidity and mortality after renal homotransplant. While these occur substantially bacterial, severe viral and fungal infections also occur. Sixteen systemic bacterial infections were encountered in 51 renotransplants performed at Wadsworth VA Hospital over the past 4 years. Lungs and urinary tract were the predominant site; septicemia was noted in 12. Death due to infection occurred in 11 but was associated with severe leukopenia due to immunosuppression in only 2. Perirenal abscesses led to loss of the transplanted kidney in four patients. Severe bacterial infection occurred not only in the immediate
Koppel MH, Davis A, Sokol A, Shinaberger JH, Mims M, Coburn JW, et al. Severe Infections in Renal Homotransplant Recipients.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1094. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1094_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1094.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology.
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