Patients suffering from type I diabetes mellitus have a descending expectancy of life, after developing diabetic nephropathy and undergoing haemodialysis. After 3 years of haemodialysis, approximately only 40% of the patients are still alive. The only remedy of this incurable metabolic disease is the simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. After transplantation, fungal colonization and fungal infection is a serious threat for the patient's life. In this context, it is necessary to distinguish between colonization and invasive mycosis. In the case of unsuccessful antimycotic treatment, the removal of the transplanted organ, depending on the patient's condition, may be necessary to save the patient's life.
|Translated title of the contribution||Therapy of mycoses after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)