Risk factors for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia after kidney transplantation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

  • Published on 07/10/2024
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Bingjie Cheng1, Chang Qi1, Senlin Zhang2, Xiaowen Wang 1

1 Department of Nephrology Wuhan Children's Hospital (Wuhan Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital), Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan China
2 Department of Hematology and Oncology Children's Hospital of Soochow University Suzhou China


Background and objective Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP), an opportunistic infection, often leads to an increase in hospitalization time and mortality rates in kidney transplant (KT) recipients. However, the risk factors associated with PJP in KT recipients remain debatable. Therefore, we conducted this meta‐analysis to identify risk factors for PJP, which could potentially help to reduce PJP incidence and improve outcome of KT recipients.


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