Current Fungal Infection Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 219–228

Donor-Derived Fungal Infections in Transplant Patients


DOI: 10.1007/s12281-010-0030-x

Cite this article as:
Roy, M., Park, B.J. & Chiller, T.M. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2010) 4: 219. doi:10.1007/s12281-010-0030-x


Fungal infection can occur in transplant patients via one of four mechanisms: donor-derived infections, contamination during the transplantation period, reactivation of latent infection in the host, or new infection during the posttransplantation period. Distinguishing between these mechanisms is often difficult and as a result, donor-derived fungal infections may be under-recognized with few data on its prevalence. We review published reports of donor-derived fungal infections and discuss the role of donor screening and the importance of establishing a national reporting, tracking, and notification system for transplant-transmitted infections.


Transplantation Infection Fungi Mycoses Tissue and organ procurement Cornea Surveillance Tissue donors Donor selection Adverse events 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Roy
    • 1
  • Benjamin J. Park
    • 1
  • Tom M. Chiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Mycotic Diseases BranchCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaGAUSA

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