What are the most common infections during months 1-6 following liver transplantation?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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During months 1-6, the most common infections are due to viruses or opportunistic organisms. After the first 6 months, risk of infection is similar to that of the general population. However, a high index of suspicion should always be maintained in transplant recipients.


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