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Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1993 Sep-Oct;35(5):461-3.

Transmission of Chagas' disease through transplanted kidney: occurrence of the acute form of the disease in two recipients from the same donor.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Two cases of acute Chagas' disease acquired after renal transplantation are reported. The two patients received the kidney from the same donor. The present paper confirms this form of transmission of Chagas' disease and reinforces the need to exclude kidney donors with Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

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