Sepsis and Challenging Infections in the Immunosuppressed Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

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Abstract

In 2017, most intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide are admitting a growing population of immunosuppressed patients. The most common causes of pre-ICU immunosuppression are solid organ transplantation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and infection due to human immunodeficiency virus. In this article, the authors review the most frequent infections that cause critical care illness in each of these 3 immunosuppressed patient populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-434
Number of pages20
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Critically ill
  • Immunosuppressed
  • Infection
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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