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Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434195/use-of-isavuconazole-in-a-patient-with-voriconazole-induced-qtc-prolongation
#1
Tracy P Trang, Alexandra M Hanretty, Charles Langelier, Katherine Yang
A 22-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis developed QTc-interval prolongation following lung transplantation in the setting of voriconazole therapy. After the discontinuation of voriconazole and initiation of isavuconazole, her QTc interval normalized. This case highlights the unique property of QTc interval shortening by isavuconazole among the triazole antifungals. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 23, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429866/successful-multiple-organ-donation-after-donor-brain-death-due-to-actinomyces-israelii-meningitis
#2
Leonel Lagunes, Oscar Len, Alberto Sandiumenge, Elena Martínez-Saez, Tomás Pumarola, Marta Bodro, Antonio Macías, Jose T Silva, F Xavier Nuvials, Ramon Charco, Francesc Moreso, Teresa Pont
The increasing gap between availability of solid organs for transplantation and the demand has led to the inclusion of donors which according to current guidelines may be discarded, some of them because of the possibility for transmission of infection to their recipients. We present the first report, to the best of our knowledge, of a case of a brain-dead donor with a localized and treated Actinomyces israelii central nervous system infection who, after a thorough evaluation, led to successful transplant procedures in four recipients...
April 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429575/recovery-from-talaromyces-marneffei-involving-the-kidney-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Juan Peng, Zhiyong Chen, Ruiming Cai, Xianen Huang, Liying Lin, Weixiang Liang, Zhongtang Xiong, Juan Chen, Hui Chen, Yuexin Yang, Shaoyan Liu, Qingping Jiang
Talaromyces marneffei is an emerging opportunistic infection among immunocompromised patients. We observe the first native case of disseminated T. marneffei involving the kidney in a renal transplant recipient in mainland China. We describe the comprehensive clinical course, and ultrasound imaging of renal transplant biopsy, pathologic images, and electron microscopy observation of the biopsy specimen, highlighting the relevance of biopsy findings and the blood culture. We also focus on the treatment and good outcome of the patient...
April 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425200/high-dose-calcineurin-inhibitor-free-everolimus-as-a-maintenance-regimen-for-heart-transplantation-may-be-a-risk-factor-for%C3%A2-pneumocystis-pneumonia
#4
Yu-Ning Hu, Nan-Yao Lee, Jun-Neng Roan, Chi-Hsin Hsu, Chwan-Yao Luo
BACKGROUND: Everolimus reduces the incidence of cardiac-allograft vasculopathy (CAV) and is less renally toxic than are calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs). We evaluated the safety of CNI-free everolimus for post-heart transplant (HTx) patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 36 consecutive patients who had undergone an HTx between January 2006 and December 2013 in National Cheng Kung University Hospital. All patients initially had been treated with the standard tacrolimus regimen...
April 20, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423469/cytomegalovirus-peritonitis-after-kidney-transplantation-diagnosed-through-histopathological-examination
#5
Kiyohiko Hotta, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Yoshiki Wada, Nobuyuki Fukuzawa, Toshimori Seki, Hiroshi Harada
Among organ transplant recipients, cytomegalovirus (CMV) commonly results in various types of infection such as pneumonitis, hepatitis, and enterocolitis. However, CMV peritonitis is very rare and difficult to diagnose owing to lack of visible clinical signs. We present a case of a 35-year-old female kidney recipient who developed abdominal pain and urinary retention caused by CMV peritonitis. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of CMV peritonitis after organ transplantation to be diagnosed through histopathological examination...
April 19, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423464/high-clinical-suspicion-of-donor-derived-disease-leads-to-timely-recognition-and-early-intervention-to-treat-solid-organ-transplant-transmitted-lymphocytic-choriomeningitis-virus
#6
Gagan Mathur, Kunal Yadav, Bradley Ford, Ilana J Schafer, Shridhar V Basavaraju, Barbara Knust, Wun-Ju Shieh, Sam Hill, Garret D Locke, Patricia Quinlisk, Shelley Brown, Ardith Gibbons, Deborah Cannon, Matthew Kuehnert, Stuart T Nichol, Pierre E Rollin, Ute Ströher, Rachel Miller
Despite careful donor screening, unexpected donor-derived infections continue to occur in organ transplant recipients (OTRs). Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is one such transplant-transmitted infection that in previous reports has resulted in a high mortality among the affected OTRs. We report a LCMV case cluster that occurred 3 weeks post-transplant in three OTRs who received allografts from a common organ donor in March 2013. Following confirmation of LCMV infection at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, immunosuppression was promptly reduced and ribavirin and/or intravenous immunoglobulin therapy were initiated in OTRs...
April 19, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423227/a-national-survey-of-screening-and-management-of-hypogammaglobulinemia-in-canadian-transplantation-centers
#7
Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette, Greg Knoll, Jason Tay, Christopher Bredeson, Donald W Cameron, Juthaporn Cowan
BACKGROUND: Infection remains one of the most common transplant-related causes of death in patients undergoing transplantation. Secondary hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG) as a component of immune suppression and deficiency is associated with both solid organ (SOT) and hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Available data and clinical experience for the supplementation of immunoglobulin (Ig) in these patients is conflicting, and clinical equipoise accounts for non-uniform practice in the use of Ig treatment...
April 18, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419695/flavivirus-cross-reactivity-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-a-comment
#8
LETTER
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
The case report by Raboni et al.(1) on "Flavivirus cross-reactivity, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient" is very interesting. The authors noted that "the presence of anti-dengue virus (DENV) immunoglobulin-G in donor serum led to the hypothesis that antibodies from the donor could have enhanced the severity of the Zika virus (ZIKV) infection" and mentioned "the need for discussion of the indication to perform previous flavivirus tests in HSCT donors, especially in areas where ZIKV and other flaviviruses co-circulate...
April 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401625/fatal-case-of-cutaneous-sparing-oro-laryngeal-zoster-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#9
Elie Helou, Matthew Grant, Marie Landry, Xinyu Wu, Jon S Morrow, Maricar F Malinis
Herpesvirus infections in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. We report a case of herpes zoster (HZ) in a kidney transplant recipient while receiving belatacept, a CTLA-4 inhibitor that prevents acute rejection. The patient presented with oropharyngolaryngeal mucosal lesions that subsequently disseminated resulting in pneumonitis and meningo-encephalitis. Very late-onset HZ can occur and can present atypically in SOT recipients. Delayed recognition and treatment may result in poor outcomes, as illustrated by this case...
April 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342205/superficial-herpes-simplex-virus-wound-infection-following-lung-transplantation
#10
Wojtek Karolak, Jacek Wojarski, Sławomir Zegleń, Marek Ochman, Maciej Urlik, Bartosz Hudzik, Elzbieta Wozniak-Grygiel, Marcin Maruszewski
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections of tissues, organs, or spaces exposed by surgeons during performance of an invasive procedure. SSIs are classified into superficial, which are limited to skin and subcutaneous tissues, and deep. The incidence of deep SSIs in lung transplant (LTx) patients is estimated at 5%. No reports have been published as to the incidence of superficial SSIs specifically in LTx patients. Common sense would dictate that the majority of superficial SSIs would be bacterial. Uncommonly, fungal SSIs may occur, and we believe that no reports exist as to the incidence of viral wound infections in LTx patients, or in any solid organ transplant patients...
March 25, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326649/leflunomide-for-the-treatment-of-trichodysplasia-spinulosa-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
#11
Rawan Kassar, Janis Chang, An-Wen Chan, Leslie B Lilly, Ayman Al Habeeb, Coleman Rotstein
Trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS) is a rare dermatologic complication associated with the immunosuppressive therapy used in solid organ transplantation. The distinctive clinical manifestation of this condition is spiny follicular papules on the face, ears, extremities, and trunk. Histopathologically, abnormally maturing hair follicles with hyperkeratotic material are noted. The condition is produced by the trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus. Treatment of this condition in the past has entailed a reduction in immunosuppression, topical agents such as cidofovir or retinoidsm or oral valganciclovir...
March 22, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326641/tattooing-and-immunodepression-caution-is-warranted-also-in-organ-transplant-patients
#12
LETTER
Nicolas Kluger
I read with great interest the case report by Trinh and Angarone(1) on a case of Purpureocillium lilacium infection after decorative tattooing in a patient with a kidney transplant. With the increasing popularity of tattooing, patients with immunocompromised conditions or those treated by immunosuppressive drugs may desire to get tattooed. Even though professional tattooists have improved in the field of hygiene and asepsis, there is no such thing as zero risk. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
March 22, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306183/flavivirus-cross-reactivity-in-serological-tests-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-a-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-a-case-report
#13
Sonia M Raboni, Carmem Bonfim, Bernardo M Almeida, Camila Zanluca, Andrea C Koishi, Paula R V P Rodrigues, Claudia K Kay, Lisandro L Ribeiro, Rosana H Scola, Claudia N Duarte Dos Santos
Serological diagnosis of flavivirus infection is a challenge, particularly in the context of a disease associated with immune response enhancement in a transplant patient, where aspects such as previous flavivirus infections may be involved with the outcome. We report a case of a pediatric patient who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after matched-unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The patient lives in a Brazilian region that is experiencing an epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV)...
March 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295889/acute-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-causing-acute-liver-failure-requiring-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-a-non-pregnant-immunocompetent-woman
#14
Wai Sum Li, Kenneth Chok
We report a rare case of acute liver failure from acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) in a non-pregnant woman without comorbidities who survived after liver transplantation. The source was likely consumption of partially cooked pig liver. HEV genotype 3 is the second most common genotype causing acute hepatitis E in developed countries. Fulminant hepatitis E rarely occurs without a risk factor, as in our patient. Vigilant monitoring for chronic hepatitis E in post-transplant immunocompromised patients is needed. This article is protected by copyright...
March 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295973/cutaneous-phaeohyphomycosis-in-a-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-caused-by-alternaria-rosae-first-case-report
#15
Amy W Liu, Allen C Bateman, Adam Greenbaum, Kanishka Garvin, Jill Clarridge, Jonathan Grim
Alternaria species have been reported as a rare cause of fungal infection in organ and stem cell transplant recipients, but to date no reports have been published of infection in humans caused by Alternaria rosae. Here, we report cutaneous A. rosae infection in a 66-year-old farmer with a history of primary myelofibrosis who had undergone allogeneic unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Forty-nine days post transplant, he presented with a nodule on the thumb with no findings suggestive of disseminated infection...
March 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295849/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-simeprevir-daclatasvir-and-ribavirin-in-patients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-the-phase-ii-saturn-study
#16
Xavier Forns, Marina Berenguer, Kerstin Herzer, Martina Sterneck, Maria Francesca Donato, Pietro Andreone, Stefano Fagiuoli, Tomasz Cieciura, Magdalena Durlik, Jose Luis Calleja, Zoe Mariño, Umesh Shukla, Thierry Verbinnen, Oliver Lenz, Sivi Ouwerkerk-Mahadevan, Monika Peeters, Katrien Janssen, Ronald Kalmeijer, Wolfgang Jessner
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation is associated with accelerated progression to graft failure and reduced patient survival. METHODS: The Phase II, open-label SATURN study (NCT01938625) investigated the combination of simeprevir (SMV), daclatasvir (DCV), and ribavirin (RBV) administered for 24 weeks in 35 patients with recurrent HCV genotype (GT) 1b infection after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). RESULTS: High rates of both on-treatment and sustained virologic response 12 weeks after end of treatment (SVR12) were achieved in patients who were either treatment-naïve or had failed post-OLT treatment with peginterferon and RBV...
March 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294481/mycoplasma-hominis-periaortic-abscess-following-heart-lung-transplantation
#17
Hideharu Hagiya, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Keigo Kimura, Akiko Ueda, Isao Nishi, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono
We report the first case of Mycoplasma hominis periaortic abscess after heart-lung transplantation, to our knowledge. The absence of sternal wound infection delayed the diagnosis, but the patient successfully recovered with debridement surgeries and long-term antibiotic therapy. Owing to the difficulty in detection and the intrinsic resistance to beta-lactams, M. hominis infections are prone to being misdiagnosed and undertreated. M. hominis should be suspected in cases where conventional microbiological identification and treatment approaches fail...
March 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296035/sepsis-after-renal-transplantation-clinical-immunological-and-microbiological-risk-factors
#18
Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
BACKGROUND: As immunosuppressive therapy and allograft survival have improved, the increased incidence of sepsis has become a major hurdle of disease-free survival after renal transplantation. METHODS: We identified 112 of 957 kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with sepsis. 31 KTRs developed severe sepsis or septic shock, and 30 KTRs died from sepsis. KTRs without sepsis were used for comparison. CMV-specific and alloreactive T-cells were measured using an interferon-γ Elispot-assay...
March 11, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295964/respiratory-virus-infection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-a-tropical-center-predictive-value-of-the-immunodeficiency-scoring-index
#19
Lin Wang, John Allen, Colin Diong, Yeow-Tee Goh, Sathish Gopalakrishnan, Aloysius Ho, William Hwang, Francesca Lim, Lynette Oon, Thuan-Tong Tan, Yeh-Ching Linn, Ban-Hock Tan
BACKGROUND: Respiratory virus infection (RVI) is a prevalent infection in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) and can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Ability to assess the potential severity of RVI is important in the management of such patients. METHODS: We reviewed the cases of RVI in allo-HSCT recipients and explored the predictive value of the immunodeficiency scoring index (ISI) established for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and its applicability for RVI caused by other respiratory viruses...
March 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294487/risk-factors-survival-and-impact-of-prophylaxis-length-in-cytomegalovirus-seropositive-lung-transplant-recipients-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
#20
Victor Monforte, Helena Sintes, C López-Gallo, M Delgado, Francisco Santos, Felipe Zurbano, A Solé, Joan Gavaldá, J M Borro, Javier Redel-Montero, J M Cifrian, A Pastor, Antonio Román, Piedad Ussetti
BACKGROUND: The optimal length of cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in lung transplantation according to CMV serostatus is not well established. METHODS: We have performed a prospective, observational, multicenter study in order to determine the incidence of CMV infection and disease in 92 CMV-seropositive lung transplant recipients (LTR), their related outcomes and risk factors, and the impact of prophylaxis length. RESULTS: At 18 months post transplantation, 37 patients (40%) developed CMV infection (23 [25%]) or disease (14 [15...
March 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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