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Infections in immunocompromised patients

Taking a sample from a bottle

Patients undergoing stem cell transplantation represent the most immunocompromised group in any hospital. The combination of prolonged neutropenia, inhibition of T-cell function by agents such as cyclosporin and the mucositis caused by cytotoxic conditioning agents combine to render patients susceptible to a wide range of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. New strategies for anti-fugal prophylaxis and diagnosis are being developed and diagnosis are being developed in conjunction with Professor Tom Rogers in the Department of Clinical Microbiology.

Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators Email Telephone
Professor Shaun McCann srmccann@tcd.ie +353 1 896 2659
Professor Thomas Rogers rogerstr@tcd.ie +353 1 896 2131

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Last updated 21 September 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).