Antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients

Elliott Geoffrey Playford, Angela C. Webster, Jonathan C. Craig, Tania C. Sorrell

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Abstract

Invasive fungal infections ‐ infections of the bloodstream and organs within the body (e.g. meningitis, pneumonia, peritonitis) ‐ are important causes of morbidity and mortality in liver, pancreas, heart, kidney and lung (i.e. solid organ) transplant recipients. This review found that fluconazole, used as a preventive drug, significantly reduced the number of invasive fungal infections in liver transplant patients. More studies are needed to determine how effective antifungal drugs are for pancreas, heart, kidney and lung transplant patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD004291
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2004
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • organ transplant recipients
  • infection
  • antifungal agents

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