The high-risk donor: viral infections in solid organ transplantation.

@article{Singer2008TheHD,
  title={The high-risk donor: viral infections in solid organ transplantation.},
  author={Andrew L. Singer and Lauren M Kucirka and Ruth J Namuyinga and Colleen F. Hanrahan and Aruna K Subramanian and Dorry L Segev},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={400-4}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recently, four organ recipients were infected with HIV through transplantation, raising questions about current serologic testing policies. Currently, the decision to use enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or nucleic acid testing, an expensive and time-consuming method capable of detecting more recent infections, is left up to individual organ procurement organizations. The purpose of this review was to present estimates of the window period between infection and detection by… CONTINUE READING

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