Viral enteritis in solid-organ transplantation

Anum Abbas, Andrea J. Zimmer, Diana Florescu

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Abstract

Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for infections due to chronic immu-nosuppression. Diarrhea is a commonly encountered problem post transplantation, with infectious causes of diarrhea being a frequent complication. Viral infections/enteritides in solid organ transplant recipients often result from frequently encountered pathogens in this population such as cy-tomegalovirus, adenovirus, and norovirus. However, several emerging viral pathogens are increas-ingly being recognized as more sensitive diagnostic techniques become available. Treatment is often limited to supportive care and reduction in immunosuppression, though antiviral therapies may-play a role in the treatment in certain diseases. Viral enteritis is an important entity that contributes to morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2019
JournalViruses
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Diarrhea
  • Norovirus
  • Organ transplanta-tion
  • Rotavirus
  • Viral enteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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