What are the most common causes of infection in the outpatient setting in liver transplant patients?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The most common causes of infection in the outpatient setting are the typical community-acquired pathogens, which are treated with the antimicrobials typically prescribed for nonimmunosuppressed patients (with caution regarding drug interactions). Incidence declines after 6-12 months if the recipient is on a stable immunosuppressant regimen.


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