Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America

Wanessa Trindade Clemente, Lígia Camera Pierrotti, Edson Abdala, Michele I. Morris, Luiz S. Azevedo, Rogelio López-Vélez, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Eskild Petersen, Luis Fernando A. Camargo, Alissa Jade Wright, Nicholas J. Beeching, Eduardo Garcia Vilela, Guilherme Santoro-Lopes, Oscar Len, Raquel S.B. Stucchi, Oriol Manuel, Luciana Costa Faria, Hakan Leblebicioglu, Shirish HuprikarIsrael Molina, Paulo Henrique Orlandi Mourão, Camille N. Kotton, José María Aguado

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Abstract

The Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America clinical practice guideline is intended to guide clinicians caring for solid-organ transplant (SOT) donors, candidates and recipients regarding infectious diseases (ID) issues related to this geographical region, mostly located in the tropics. These recommendations are based on both systematic reviews of relevant literature and expert opinion from both transplant ID and travel medicine specialists. The guidelines provide recommendations for risk evaluation and laboratory investigation, as well as management and prevention of infection of the most relevant endemic diseases of Latin America. This summary includes a brief description of the guideline recommendations but does not include the complete rationale and references for each recommendation, which is available in the online version of the article, published in this journal as a supplement. The supplement contains 10 reviews referring to endemic or travel diseases (eg, tuberculosis, Chagas disease [ChD], leishmaniasis, malaria, strongyloidiasis and schistosomiasis, travelers diarrhea, arboviruses, endemic fungal infections, viral hepatitis, and vaccines) and an illustrative section with maps (http://www.pmourao.com/map/). Contributors included experts from 13 countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Italy, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay) representing four continents (Asia, the Americas and Europe), along with scientific and medical societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-208
Number of pages16
JournalTransplantation
Volume102
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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  • Transplantation

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    Clemente, W. T., Pierrotti, L. C., Abdala, E., Morris, M. I., Azevedo, L. S., López-Vélez, R., Cuenca-Estrella, M., Torre-Cisneros, J., Petersen, E., Camargo, L. F. A., Wright, A. J., Beeching, N. J., Vilela, E. G., Santoro-Lopes, G., Len, O., Stucchi, R. S. B., Manuel, O., Faria, L. C., Leblebicioglu, H., ... Aguado, J. M. (2018). Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America. Transplantation, 102(2), 193-208. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002027