|In the past several decades there has been much progress in techniques and treatments for bone marrow and solid organ transplants. Many thousands of transplant patients have not only had their lives saved, but have been able to lead active and productive lives following transplants.|
Nina Singh et al. Aspergillosis in solid organ transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 2013;13:228-241. AND
In spite of this progress, transplant patients are still very susceptible to infection due to their invasive surgeries and the immunosuppressive drugs they receive to reduce the risk of organ rejection. One of most common life-threatening infections that affect bone and organ transplant patients involves the common mold Aspergillus . The four species most commonly causing infection are Aspergillus fumigatus, flavus, niger and terreus.