Diagnosis & Disease Information

Researchers Identify New Fungal Threat

CHICAGO—Zygomycosis, an invasive fungal infection with substantial morbidity and mortality, is increasing steadily in the United States among solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients, according to the largest prospective study looking at contemporary cases.

Renal Transplant Patients May Need Vitamin D

BARCELONA—Most renal transplant patients in Denmark have inadequately low vitamin D levels, according to researchers who say routine supplementation may be required to mitigate the adverse clinical consequences.

Immunosuppression To Fit the Patient

Researchers have identified a gene signature that may enable clinicians to distinguish which renal transplant recipients could be eligible for a progressive decrease in their immunosuppressive medications and who needs to stay on their current dose.

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