Renal transplantation and predisposition to opportunistic infections.

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Summary of "Renal transplantation and predisposition to opportunistic infections."

Infections represent a significant source of morbidity and mortality after kidney transplantation in children. We review recent advances in epidemiology, assessment, prevention and treatment for several different infections.


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Name: Current opinion in pediatrics
ISSN: 1531-698X


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