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Anti-Infection Medication

Anti-infection medications include antiviral medications, and antifungal medications. 
The anti-rejection medications transplant recipients take may also decrease the body’s ability to fight infection.

An infection occurs when germs (micro-organisms) enter your body causing damage to your body’s tissues.

There are three types of germs:
  • Bacteria – cause bacterial infections
  • Virus – cause viral infections
  • Fungus– cause fungal infections
As a transplant recipient, you will require lifelong treatment with anti-rejection medications that lower your immune system and therefore decrease your body’s natural ability to fight off invading micro-organisms.

Learn more about the medications commonly used to treat various infections after transplant:

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