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: