Parasitic infections

  title={Parasitic infections},
  author={Dr. Hala Al Daghistani},
  journal={American Journal of Transplantation},
International travel and shifting patterns of immigration have increased the importance of awareness of the major clinical syndromes associated with infections due to parasites. Parasites cause over 2 billion infections per year worldwide. In the immunocompromised host these infections generally represent reactivation of infection from donor or in the allograft recipient often long after the initial infection. Many clinicians have limited familiarity with the clinical syndromes associated with… 
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Post Kidney Transplant: Infectious Complication

Throughout this chapter multiple drug therapies will be reviewed, however in the setting of opportunistic infection, the key to mitigation is allowance of host immune reconstitution.

Pathogenic Intestinal Parasites in Transplant Recipients



Pneumocystis carinii and parasitic infections in transplantation.

  • J. Fishman
  • Medicine, Biology
    Infectious disease clinics of North America
  • 1995
The spectrum of parasitic infections is likely to increase with improved diagnostic methods, expansion of intestinal transplantation, and xenotransplantation, as travel and technology for transplantation extend into endemic regions.

Cryptosporidium infection in renal transplant patients.

In transplant patients, a course of antimicrobial therapy along with concurrent reduction in immunosuppression optimize immunologic status and may potentially lead to resolution of the infection.

Cryptosporidium and Isospora belli infections.

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Probable transmission of Toxoplasma gondii by organ transplantation.

Two heart transplant recipients developed toxoplasmosis shortly after surgery, and it was considered to be a strong implication that the donors' hearts were the most likely source of toxoplasma infection in the recipients.

Toxoplasmosis in pediatric recipients of heart transplants.

Seronegative patients who receive organs from seropositive donors are at high risk for serious disease; prophylactic strategies need to be developed.

Cryptosporidiosis in an immunosuppressed renal-transplant recipient with IgA deficiency.

A case of an immunosuppressed renal-transplant recipient with IgA deficiency who experienced diarrhea and fever and was found to have cryptosporidia in a jejunal biopsy specimen and in air-dried smears of the specimen is reported.

Hazards of cortisone therapy in hepatic amoebiasis.

History of cortisone therapy was obtained in 66 per cent of the cases within a period of 1--3 months and Corticosteroids being immunosuppressive drugs may turn dormant amoebic hepatitis into liver abscess.

Acute respiratory failure due to disseminated strongyloidiasis in a renal transplant recipient.

Patients receiving renal transplants are subject to unusual opportunistic infections as a consequence of immunosuppression, which may present with respiratory manifestations and ...

Primary and reactivated toxoplasma infection in patients with cardiac transplants. Clinical spectrum and problems in diagnosis in a defined population.

The data show the wide clinical spectrum and differences in kinetics of antibody response of patients who develop toxoplasma infection after transplantation, and suggest that clinical disease occurs in those who have seroconversion but is rare in patients with preexisting antibody who haveSerologic evidence of recrudescence.

Isospora and traveler's diarrhea.

Diarrhea in travelers returning home has many possible causes and Ma and associates reported diarrhea caused by cryptosporidiosis in heterosexual and otherwise healthytravelers returning home.