Infectious Complications of Transplant Tourism

Michele I. Morris, Elmi Muller

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: To outline the impact of transplant tourism on the type and severity of post-transplant infections that may be seem in returning transplant tourists. This review outlines infections that might be expected and provides recommendations on screening tests that may assist in the diagnosis and management of such patients. Recent Findings: Transplant tourists may develop unusual or resistant infections that pose a public health risk in their home country. Summary: The practice of transplant tourism is associated with a significantly increased risk of surgical and infectious complications after transplant. Returning transplant tourists require a thorough evaluation for active and latent infections. Transplant centers must be vigilant for new and emerging pathogens in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

Keywords

  • Commercial transplant
  • Donor-derived infection
  • Pre-transplant screening
  • Transplant tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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