The problem of infectious transmission from donors in organ transplantation
The number of organs transplanted increases each year, creating the need for increased organ procurement, especially from cadaveric donors. Guidelines on donor selection have been designed to exclude donors with evidence of infectious diseases, or who have diseases of unknown origin that could prove infectious. Concerns arise from reports of infections transmitted from the donor to the recipient of an allograft. As a result, screening potential donors for infections is routine, as is taking blood or allograft cultures from cadaveric donors at the time of organ harvesting.
KeywordsCystic Fibrosis Transplant Recipient Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Lung Transplant Bacterial Meningitis
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