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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2020; 26(47): 7485-7496
Published online Dec 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i47.7485
Invasive fungal infection before and after liver transplantation
Alberto Ferrarese, Annamaria Cattelan, Umberto Cillo, Enrico Gringeri, Francesco Paolo Russo, Giacomo Germani, Martina Gambato, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
Alberto Ferrarese, Francesco Paolo Russo, Giacomo Germani, Martina Gambato, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo, Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Padua University Hospital, Padua 35128, Italy
Annamaria Cattelan, Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit, Padua University Hospital, Padua 35128, Italy
Umberto Cillo, Enrico Gringeri, Padua University Hospital, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Center, Padua 35128, Italy
Author contributions: Ferrarese A, Cattelan A and Senzolo M participated in research design, data analysis, and writing of the manuscript; Cillo U, Gringeri E, Russo FP, Germani G, Gambato M and Burra P participated in research design and preparation of the manuscript; all authors have contributed to, read, and approved the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The Authors have nothing to disclose regarding this manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Alberto Ferrarese, MD, Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Padua University Hospital, via Giustiniani 2, Padua 35128, Italy. alberto.ferrarese17@gmail.com
Received: October 18, 2020
Peer-review started: October 18, 2020
First decision: November 13, 2020
Revised: November 15, 2020
Accepted: November 29, 2020
Article in press: November 29, 2020
Published online: December 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Invasive fungal infection significantly influences the outcome of patients with acute liver failure or cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation, as well as their post-operative course. This state-of-the-art review comprehensively describes the epidemiology and the therapeutic options on this field.