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kidney trasplant and infection

Yazmín Rocío Arias-Murillo, Karime Osorio-Arango, Jorge Alberto Cortés, Mauricio Beltrán
INTRODUCTION: Cytomegalovirus infections have gained high importance for individuals that have received organ transplants given the clinical implications this may have in immunocompromised patients.  OBJECTIVE: To describe the seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus in organ donors and recipients of kidney transplants nationwide from the six regions established by the Red Nacional de Donación y Trasplante.  MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive retrospective study that included 1,813 organ donors and 3,313 recipients of kidney transplants, and we calculated IgM and IgG seroprevalence for cytomegalovirus...
May 4, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Cristina Costa, Rossana Cavallo
Polyomaviruses BK and JC are ubiquitous viruses with high seroprevalence rates in general population. Following primary infection, polyomaviruses BK and JC persist latently in different sites, particularly in the reno-urinary tract. Reactivation from latency may occur in normal subjects with asymptomatic viruria, while it can be associated to nephropathy (PVAN) in kidney transplantat recipients. PVAN may occur in 1%-10% of renal transplant patients with loss of the transplanted organ in 30% up to 80% of the cases...
December 24, 2012: World Journal of Transplantation
D Regidor, F J Ahijado, M A Muñoz, M Romero, A Roca, R Diaz-Tejeiro, I Leal, J L Conde
Fever in an immunocompromised patient like the transplanted subject is usually due to an overt or occult infection. Clinicians must make important decisions to find the cause of fever, and also concerning the timing and adequacy of empiric antibiotic therapy. However, occasionally, fever is not due to an infectious cause. A correct identification of its causes may avoid a needlessly prolonged course of antibiotics. Herein we have reported a kidney transplant patient with a febrile syndrome, which appeared after endovascular aortoiliac stent-graft placement, that was finally attributed to a noninfectious cause like postimplantation syndrome...
December 2009: Transplantation Proceedings
Angel Asensio, Antonio Ramos, Valentin Cuervas-Mons, Elisa Cordero, Victor Sánchez-Turrión, Marino Blanes, Carlos Cervera, Joan Gavalda, Jose M Aguado, Julian Torre-Cisneros
Surgical site infections are common bacterial infections in orthotopic liver transplantation. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, timing, location, and risk factors, specifically antibiotic prophylaxis, for surgical site infections. A prospective study was performed that included a population of 1222 consecutive patients (73.0% males) who underwent liver transplantation in Spanish hospitals belonging to the Red de Estudio de la Infección en el Trasplante research network. One hundred seven patients developed surgical site infections...
June 2008: Liver Transplantation
V Vázquez, M D Morales, C Serrano, M Reus, S Llorente, J García
PURPOSE: Its described three cases of Corynebacterium urealyticum (CU) infection in patients with renal transplantation and one of its most serious consequences: encrusted pyelitis and cystitis. It is explained the principal keys for its diagnosis, based in the appearance of alkaline pH in in urine analysis (alkaline urine), positives urinary cultures for CU, and the CT and US studies revealed the characteristic images of calcifications in the wall of renal pelvis and bladder. PATIENTS: Three male patients with renal transplantation and CU infection that caused encrusted pyelitis in two of the cases and encrusted cystitis in one case...
2004: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
C Merlino, F Giacchino, G Tognarelli, R Cavallo, D Re, F Sinesi, G Segoloni, A Negro Ponzi
We have studied EBV infection in renal transplant patients during the first year after transplantation. At trasplantation all patients were EBV seropositive and reactivation of EBV infection was demonstrated in 54% cases after one year. CMV active infection was also demonstrated in 42% of patients with EBV reactivation. No correlation was observed between EBV reactivation and age, sex, immunosuppressive treatment, degree of immunosuppression or donor/recipient HLA matching. A correlation between immunosuppressive treatment, EBV infection and lymphoproliferative disorders (LD) is described in literature, however none of our patients developed LD so far, probably due to the different immunosuppressive protocol employed...
September 1996: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
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