Mucosal Bacterial Immunotherapy in Solid Organ Recipients with Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections: Case Report
Corresponding AuthorJavier Carbone
Clinical Immunology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain
A B S T R A C T
Bacterial infections are the most frequent infectious complications among solid organ recipients. These complications are associated with a high morbidity and mortality, despite recent advances in antimicrobial prophylaxis in the transplant setting. New therapeutic modalities are warranted. We present here a retrospective study based on medical records review of 2 solid organ recipients that were treated with mucosal bacterial immunotherapy because of recurrent bacterial respiratory infections long time after transplantation. A successful decrease of the frequency of bacterial respiratory infections during a period of up to 8 years was observed in one of the patients. We suggest that clinical trials in this field are warranted.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Mon 30, Nov 2020
Accepted: Thu 10, Dec 2020
Published: Thu 24, Dec 2020
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