Journal Article

Cadaver Donor Screening for Infectious Agents in Solid Organ Transplantation

Francis L. Delmonico

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 3, pages 781-786
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/314000
Cadaver Donor Screening for Infectious Agents in Solid Organ Transplantation

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The transmission of infection by a cadaver donor organ can result not only in loss of the allograft but also in death of the immunosuppressed recipient. Despite the shortage of cadaver organ donors, every donor must be evaluated thoroughly for the potential transmission of infectious disease, because the consequences of the organ donor events can have a profound effect on the transplant outcome. This review summarizes current knowledge about serological screening of organ donors to determine the suitability of organs from cadaver donors for transplantation.

Journal Article.  3949 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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