A 52-year-old member asked:
are you more at risk for pneumonia after a double lung transplant?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Amy Friedman answered
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: All transplant recipients who take immunosuppressant medications are at increased risk of pneumonia. Lung transplant recipients are at the highest risk of all, particularly from pneumonia caused by viruses or funguses.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
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