Karam Mounzer

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Infection in the (non-transplant) patient on immunosuppressive medications

1. Description of the problem Although this chapter emphasizes opportunistic infections, any agent that can infect a normal host can affect the non-transplant patient on immunosuppressive medications. Pulmonary infections with respiratory compromise There is significant overlap among different pathogens. Hypoxemia and tachypnea are hallmark symptoms of respiratory compromise. Conventional pyogenic organisms remain the most common…

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