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Bloodstream infections prevalent in children post-transplant

July 7, 2015

Bloodstream infections were prevalent in children who underwent living-donor liver transplantation, and were associated with severe blood loss and cytomegalovirus infection post-transplant, according to new data published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

“In children, bacterial infection after liver transplant is also an important factor in determining the morbidity and mortality of recipients,” the researchers wrote. “However, studies of infectious complications after [liver transplant] in children are scarce and previous studies were performed with limited number of study population and age-specific analyses. The purpose of this study is to investigate the risk factors of [bloodstream infection] and mortality in children after living-donor [liver transplant].”

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