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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 453-7

Prevalence of infections in renal transplant recipients of north India.

Department of Microbiology, SVIMS, Tirupati

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Krishna Kanchan Sharma
Department of Microbiology, SVIMS, Tirupati

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PMID: 17883108

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Renal transplant is usually performed at the end stage of renal disease. Most of the transplant recipients become susceptible to infections due to chronic uremia, protein depletion, anemia and administration of immunosuppressive drugs. It is a retrospective study of 510 post renal transplant recipients. 378 (74%) renal transplant recipients suffered from the infections. Most common site of infection was urinary tract infection (53%). Out of 26% of wound infections, the deep wound infection (23%) was six times higher than superficial wound infection (3.5%). Chest infection and bacteraemia were noticed to be 18% and 8%, respectively. The common isolate was Escherichia coli (160) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (140), Enterococcus (86) and Pseudomonas (69).

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