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Incidence and outcomes of respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients: a prospective study

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, J-D Aubert, P M Soccal, J Mazza-Stalder, C Berutto, T Rochat, L Turin, S Van Belle, L Nicod, P Meylan, G Wagner, Laurent Kaiser

This prospective study tracked viral infections and their outcomes in lung transplant patients 2008-2011 in a single institution.  Respiratory viruses were identified in 174 of 903 encounters, 34 via BAL.  Viral infection rates were 14% for non-emergency visits and 34% for emergency visits.  Most viral infections were associated with symptoms and with transient lung function loss.

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