Posts Tagged ‘donor-derived infection’

June 21, 2013

Transmission of Strongyloides stercoralis Through Transplantation of Solid Organs – Pennsylvania, 2012.


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Strongyloides is an intestinal nematode that is endemic in tropical areas. Most infected persons are asymptomatic. However, in immunocompromised, the infection can become disseminated and fatal. Infected organ donors can transmit Strongyloides to recipients and this has been described in the past. This report describes three organ recipients who were diagnosed with Strongyloides. Serum from […]

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October 30, 2012

Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis in Transplant Donors: A Donor-Derived Infections Consensus Conference Report(†).


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a world-wide problem and has become one of the most common bacterial causes of donor-derived infections after organ transplant. This paper presents the report of a consensus conference that took place in 2010. The consensus, which is endorsed by the American Society of Transplantation as well as the Canadian Society of Transplantation, […]

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