Donor-to-host transmission of bacterial and fungal infections in lung transplantation.

  title={Donor-to-host transmission of bacterial and fungal infections in lung transplantation.},
  author={I Victoria Ruiz and Joan Gavald{\'a} and V{\'i}ctor Monforte and Oscar Len and Antonio Rom{\'a}n and Carlos Bravo and Adelaida Ferrer and L M Catalina Tenorio and Fernando Roman and Jose Maestre and I Garc{\'i}a de la Filia Molina and Ferran Morell and Albert Pahissa},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={6 1},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and etiology of bacterial and fungal infection or contamination in lung allograft donors and to assess donor-to-host transmission of these infections. Recipients who survived more than 24 h and their respective donors were evaluated. The overall incidence of donor infection was 52% (103 out of 197 donors). Types of donor infection included isolated contamination of preservation fluids (n = 30, 29.1%), graft colonization (n = 65, 63.1%) and… CONTINUE READING
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