Donor-derived fungal infections in organ transplant recipients: guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation, infectious diseases community of practice.

@article{Singh2012DonorderivedFI,
  title={Donor-derived fungal infections in organ transplant recipients: guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation, infectious diseases community of practice.},
  author={N Heramani Singh and Shirish S. Huprikar and Steven Burdette and Michele Ileana Morris and Janis E. Blair and Lawrence Joseph Wheat},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={2414-28}
}
Donor-derived fungal infections can be associated with serious complications in transplant recipients. Most cases of donor-derived candidiasis have occurred in kidney transplant recipients in whom contaminated preservation fluid is a commonly proposed source. Donors with cryptococcal disease, including those with unrecognized cryptococcal meningoencephalitis may transmit the infection with the allograft. Active histoplasmosis or undiagnosed and presumably asymptomatic infection in the donor… CONTINUE READING
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