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Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;14(3):316-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2011.00701.x. Epub 2011 Dec 14.

Severe infection in a lung transplant recipient caused by donor-transmitted carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

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Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Abstract

We describe a case of proven donor transmission of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, which resulted in severe infectious complications after lung transplantation. A single bla(OXA-23) positive strain, belonging to a new multilocus sequence type (ST231), was isolated from donor and recipient, who died 65 days after transplantation. This report highlights the current challenges associated with the potential transmission of multidrug-resistant infections through organ transplantation.

PMID:
22168176
PMCID:
PMC3307813
DOI:
10.1111/j.1399-3062.2011.00701.x
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