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Travel and transplantation: travel-related diseases in transplant recipients.
Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2012 Dec; 17(6):594-600.CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

Travel-related diseases may be seen in transplant recipients after travel, after transplant tourism, and via transmission from blood and organ donors, augmented by recent increases in travel, migration, and globalization. Such infections include tuberculosis, Plasmodium (malaria), Babesia, Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease), Strongyloides, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Leishmania, Brucella, HTLV, dengue, among numerous others.

RECENT FINDINGS

Review of cohorts of transplant recipients show that they tend to have minimal or suboptimal preparation prior to travel, with limited pretravel vaccination, medications, and education, which poses a greatly increased risk of travel-related infections and complications. The epidemiology of such travel-related infections in transplant recipients, along with methods for prevention, including vaccines, chemoprophylaxis, and education may help SOT recipients avoid travel-related infections, and are discussed in this review.

SUMMARY

Optimizing the understanding of the risk of tropical, geographically restricted, and other unusual or unexpected, travel-related infections will enhance the safety of vulnerable transplant recipients from potentially life-threatening infections.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA. ckotton@partners.org

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23147910

Citation

Kotton, Camille N.. "Travel and Transplantation: Travel-related Diseases in Transplant Recipients." Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, vol. 17, no. 6, 2012, pp. 594-600.
Kotton CN. Travel and transplantation: travel-related diseases in transplant recipients. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2012;17(6):594-600.
Kotton, C. N. (2012). Travel and transplantation: travel-related diseases in transplant recipients. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 17(6), 594-600. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOT.0b013e328359266b
Kotton CN. Travel and Transplantation: Travel-related Diseases in Transplant Recipients. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2012;17(6):594-600. PubMed PMID: 23147910.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel and transplantation: travel-related diseases in transplant recipients. A1 - Kotton,Camille N, PY - 2012/11/14/entrez PY - 2012/11/14/pubmed PY - 2013/4/16/medline SP - 594 EP - 600 JF - Current opinion in organ transplantation JO - Curr Opin Organ Transplant VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Travel-related diseases may be seen in transplant recipients after travel, after transplant tourism, and via transmission from blood and organ donors, augmented by recent increases in travel, migration, and globalization. Such infections include tuberculosis, Plasmodium (malaria), Babesia, Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease), Strongyloides, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Leishmania, Brucella, HTLV, dengue, among numerous others. RECENT FINDINGS: Review of cohorts of transplant recipients show that they tend to have minimal or suboptimal preparation prior to travel, with limited pretravel vaccination, medications, and education, which poses a greatly increased risk of travel-related infections and complications. The epidemiology of such travel-related infections in transplant recipients, along with methods for prevention, including vaccines, chemoprophylaxis, and education may help SOT recipients avoid travel-related infections, and are discussed in this review. SUMMARY: Optimizing the understanding of the risk of tropical, geographically restricted, and other unusual or unexpected, travel-related infections will enhance the safety of vulnerable transplant recipients from potentially life-threatening infections. SN - 1531-7013 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23147910/Travel_and_transplantation:_travel_related_diseases_in_transplant_recipients_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/MOT.0b013e328359266b DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -