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Infectious Disease Aspects of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor

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Abstract

Organ procurement organizations have the task of evaluating potential deceased organs donors for both active and latent infections in order to protect the potential recipients. We discuss deceased donor evaluation and infectious disease screening, as well as donor-derived infections in organ transplant recipients, both expected and unexpected.

Keywords

West Nile Virus Organ Donor Transplant Center Deceased Donor Nucleic Acid Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ohio State University College of MedicineColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ, TransplantationNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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