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Is sepsis common with people that have organ transplants?
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In brief: No
Sepsis meaning infection in the blood can occur in any surgical patient; and certainly immunosuppressed transplant recipients, but it is not common.
It can derive from tubes, drains, IV sites, the lungs, or other infected organs, etc. It is reported in 1-5% of transplant patients.

In brief: No
Sepsis meaning infection in the blood can occur in any surgical patient; and certainly immunosuppressed transplant recipients, but it is not common.
It can derive from tubes, drains, IV sites, the lungs, or other infected organs, etc. It is reported in 1-5% of transplant patients.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Increased risk
Patients who have undergone a solid organ transplant typically are taking immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.
Generally speaking, this immunosuppression places patients who have undergone a transplant at higher risk of acquiring sepsis.

In brief: Increased risk
Patients who have undergone a solid organ transplant typically are taking immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.
Generally speaking, this immunosuppression places patients who have undergone a transplant at higher risk of acquiring sepsis.
Dr. Jason Adler
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