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Transmission of Balamuthia mandrillaris by Organ Transplantation
Conclusions. Balamuthia can be transmitted through organ transplantation with an observed incubation time of 17–24 days. Clinicians should be aware of Balamuthia as a cause of encephalitis with high rate of fatality, and should notify public health departments and evaluate transplant recipients from donors with signs of possible encephalitis to facilitate early diagnosis and targeted treatment. Organ procurement organizations and transplant centers should be aware of the potential for Balamuthia infection in donors with possible encephalitis and also assess donors carefully for signs of neurologic infection that...
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - September 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Farnon, E. C., Kokko, K. E., Budge, P. J., Mbaeyi, C., Lutterloh, E. C., Qvarnstrom, Y., da Silva, A. J., Shieh, W.-J., Roy, S. L., Paddock, C. D., Sriram, R., Zaki, S. R., Visvesvara, G. S., Kuehnert, M. J., for the Balamuthia Transplant Investigation Te Tags: ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Solid Organ Transplant Donors With Central Nervous System Infection
ConclusionCareful clinical assessment of donors combined with a high index of suspicion for ambiguous or misleading findings associated with CNS infection can reduce, but not eliminate, DDI with CNS pathogens.
Source: Transplantation - September 27, 2014 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Clinical and Translational Research Source Type: research