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Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Bacterial Lung Infections in Solid Organ Recipients: A Narrative Review

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Internal Medicine Department, Division of Infectious Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
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Internal Medicine Department, Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Centre for Multidisciplinary Research in Health Science, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(4), 1221; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21041221
Received: 19 November 2019 / Revised: 31 January 2020 / Accepted: 7 February 2020 / Published: 12 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lung Infections: From Molecular Biology to Therapy)
Respiratory infections pose a significant threat to the success of solid organ transplantation, and the diagnosis and management of these infections are challenging. The current narrative review addressed some of these challenges, based on evidence from the literature published in the last 20 years. Specifically, we focused our attention on (i) the obstacles to an etiologic diagnosis of respiratory infections among solid organ transplant recipients, (ii) the management of bacterial respiratory infections in an era characterized by increased antimicrobial resistance, and (iii) the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs dedicated to solid organ transplant recipients. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid organ transplants; respiratory infections; pneumonia solid organ transplants; respiratory infections; pneumonia
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Carugati, M.; Morlacchi, L.C.; Peri, A.M.; Alagna, L.; Rossetti, V.; Bandera, A.; Gori, A.; Blasi, F.; on behalf of the IFALT Working Group. Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Bacterial Lung Infections in Solid Organ Recipients: A Narrative Review. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 1221.

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