Special Issue "Pathogens Infections and Immunity in Solid Organ Transplants (SOT)"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2022 | Viewed by 24

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Martina Koch
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Guest Editor
Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, D 55131 Mainz, Germany
Interests: visceral organ transplantation; transplant immunology
Prof. Dr. Ute Eisenberger
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Guest Editor
Head of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation, Klinikum Hann. Münden, Hann. Münden, Germany
Interests: transplant immunology; viral infections and transplantation, especially Hepatitis C

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The focus of this Special Issue, to be published in Pathogens, is infections and immunity in solid organ transplantation. It has become apparent since the SARS CoV-2 pandemic that patients with immunosuppression due to solid organ transplantation should be acknowledged as a very special group of patients. Immunosuppression not only has an impact on the success of prevention strategies (e.g., vaccination), but also on the course of diseases and the treatment (e.g., drug interactions).

The scope of this Special Issue should not only discuss the latest findings related to SARS CoV-2 in SOT, but also long known, but still evident, infectious diseases, such as CMV or hepatitis C. It should also focus on the immunological mechanisms of infections themselves, as well as on the prevention and treatment of infections in SOT patients.

We hope that this Special Issue will provide you with an actual overview of the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in SOT patients.

Prof. Dr. Martina Koch
Prof. Dr. Ute Eisenberger
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solid organ transplantation
  • infection
  • vaccination
  • immunosuppression
  • COVID-19
  • CMV
  • hepatitis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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