Transmission of Donor-Derived Trypanosoma cruzi and Subsequent Development of Chagas Disease in a Lung Transplant Recipient

  • Corey A
  • Sonetti D
  • Maloney J
  • et al.
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Abstract

Donor infection status should be considered when accepting an organ for transplant. Here we present a case of Chagas disease developing after a lung transplant where the donor was known to be Trypanosoma cruzi antibody positive. The recipient developed acute Trypanosoma cruzi infection with reactivation after treatment. Chagas disease-positive donors are likely to be encountered in the United States; donor targeted screening is needed to guide decisions regarding organ transplant and posttransplant monitoring.

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Corey, A. B., Sonetti, D., Maloney, J. D., Montgomery, S. P., Rademacher, B. L., Taylor, L. J., … Striker, R. (2017). Transmission of Donor-Derived Trypanosoma cruzi and Subsequent Development of Chagas Disease in a Lung Transplant Recipient . Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, 2017, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5381072

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