Posts Tagged ‘transmission’

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

Renal grafts from anti-hepatitis B core-positive donors: a quantitative review of the literature.


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The use of organs from Hepatitis B core antibody positive donors is an area of controversy. Not all centers are comfortable using these donors due to the risk of hepatitis B transmission. Mahboobi et al., reviewed nine studies that looked at the risk of HBV transmission from these donors. Of 1385 kidney transplant recipients, 45 […]

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