Donor-derived Trypanosoma cruzi infection in solid organ recipients in the United States, 2001-2011.

Although Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, can be transmitted via organ transplantation, liver and kidney transplantation from infected donors may be feasible. We describe the outcomes of 32 transplant recipients who received organs from 14 T. cruzi seropositive donors in the United States from 2001 to 2011. Transmission was… CONTINUE READING