Cross-Canada spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus via transplant organs.

  title={Cross-Canada spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus via transplant organs.},
  author={Lynn B Johnston and Linda Chui and N Chang and Shaun Macdonald and Michelle S McKenzie and W. J. Kennedy and David Haldane and Robert Bethune and Geoffrey Taylor and Martha Hanakowski and G. William Tyrrell},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={29 4},
We report our investigation of the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) through transplantation. The kidneys, liver, and corneas were harvested from a child who died in Nova Scotia. Several days postmortem it was learned that culture of a premortem endotracheal tube aspirate from the donor yielded MRSA. Both kidneys were transplanted into a child in Nova Scotia and the liver into a child in Alberta. Both recipients subsequently became blood culture-positive for… CONTINUE READING

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