Screening of donors and recipients for infections prior to solid organ transplantation.

Screening of donors and recipients for infections prior to solid organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Aug;24(4):456-464 Authors: Nanayakkara DD, Schaenman J Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is a brief overview of current guidelines on screening donors and candidates for bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections prior to solid organ transplantation. The pretransplant period is an important time to evaluate infection exposure risk based on social history as well as to offer vaccinations. RECENT FINDINGS: One of the major changes in the past few years has been increased utilization of increased Public Health Service risk, HIV positive, and hepatitis C-positive donors. There has also been increased attention to donor and recipient risks for geographically associated infections, such as endemic fungal infections and flaviviruses. SUMMARY: Screening for donors and candidates prior to organ transplantation can identify and address infection risks. Diagnosing infections in a timely manner can help guide treatment and additional testing. Use of necessary prophylactic treatment in organ recipients can prevent reactivation of latent infections and improve posttransplant outcomes. PMID: 31290846 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research

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