RESEARCH ARTICLE


Infections After Kidney Transplantation: The Bug Bear Of Kidney Transplantation In Tropics



Gopal Basu*
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632004, India; Tel: 00914162282053; Fax: 00914162232035; E-mail: drbasug@gmail.com, drbasug@yahoo.co.in


Abstract

Infections are the bugbear of kidney transplantation in the tropics, being responsible for majority of the deaths. Despite the several challenges posed by infections in kidney transplant recipient in the tropics, various developments have resulted in a decline in the rate of infections as well as their consequences. This review aims to be a basic overview of the common infections in KTR with an attempt to provide a unique tropical country perspective.

Keywords: CMV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, infection, kidney, post-transplant, renal transplantation, transplantation, tropical, tuberculosis, urinary tract infection.