Cutaneous Manifestations of Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Cutaneous Manifestations of Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Purpose of Review Post-transplant infections present a formidable challenge to the physician due to their varied presentation. Many of these infections begin by inoculation following skin compromise or disseminate to the skin hematogenously, making cutaneous manifestations of infection an important diagnostic clue in the immunocompromised. Quality research in this field is lacking, and this articles seeks to review the literature and present a guide to physicians in order for them to suspect certain infections by their cutaneous presentation. Recent Findings The cutaneous presentation of opportunistic infections in transplant patients is extremely varied. However, as more case reports are published, certain patterns specific to individual organisms are emerging. In addition, early recognition is improving outcomes and systemic antibiotic therapy success. Summary Early and correct recognition of disseminated infection in the immunocompromised host can be aided by close attention to cutaneous findings. This allows early and correct antibiotic therapy and improves outcomes. . . . . Keywords Cutaneous infections Solid organ transplant Immunocompromised patients Opportunistic cutaneous infections Disseminated fungal infections Disseminated bacterial infections Introduction important role in the pathogenesis of infection in the im- munocompromised as the primary physical barrier to pre- Post-transplant infections present a formidable challenge to vent the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Infectious Disease Reports Springer Journals

Cutaneous Manifestations of Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
1523-3847
eISSN
1534-3146
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11908-018-0621-1
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Abstract

Purpose of Review Post-transplant infections present a formidable challenge to the physician due to their varied presentation. Many of these infections begin by inoculation following skin compromise or disseminate to the skin hematogenously, making cutaneous manifestations of infection an important diagnostic clue in the immunocompromised. Quality research in this field is lacking, and this articles seeks to review the literature and present a guide to physicians in order for them to suspect certain infections by their cutaneous presentation. Recent Findings The cutaneous presentation of opportunistic infections in transplant patients is extremely varied. However, as more case reports are published, certain patterns specific to individual organisms are emerging. In addition, early recognition is improving outcomes and systemic antibiotic therapy success. Summary Early and correct recognition of disseminated infection in the immunocompromised host can be aided by close attention to cutaneous findings. This allows early and correct antibiotic therapy and improves outcomes. . . . . Keywords Cutaneous infections Solid organ transplant Immunocompromised patients Opportunistic cutaneous infections Disseminated fungal infections Disseminated bacterial infections Introduction important role in the pathogenesis of infection in the im- munocompromised as the primary physical barrier to pre- Post-transplant infections present a formidable challenge to vent the

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Current Infectious Disease ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 22, 2018

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