Fungal Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients

J Fungi (Basel). 2021 Jun 29;7(7):524. doi: 10.3390/jof7070524.


Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are one of the most feared complications associated with liver transplantation, with high rates of morbidity and mortality. We discuss the most common invasive fungal infections in the setting of liver transplant, including Candida, Aspergillus, and Cryptococcal infections, and some less frequent but devastating mold infections. Further, we evaluate the use of prophylaxis to prevent invasive fungal infection in this population as a promising mechanism to reduce risks to patients after liver transplant.

PMID:34210106 | DOI:10.3390/jof7070524