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Recommendations for management of Chagas disease in organ and hematopoietic tissue transplantation programs in nonendemic areas.
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PMID:  21530219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The substantial immigration into Spain from endemic areas of Chagas disease such as Latin America has increased the number of potential donors of organs and tissues. In addition, an increasing number of patients with advanced Chagas heart disease may eventually be eligible to receive a heart transplant, a universally accepted therapeutic strategy for the advanced stages of this disease. Therefore, it is necessary to establish protocols for disease management. This document is intended to establish the guidelines to be followed when a potential donor or a tissue or organ recipient is potentially affected by Chagas disease and summarizes the action criteria against the possibility of Chagas disease transmission through the donation of organs, tissues, or hematopoietic stem cells and aims to help professionals working in this field. A single registry of transplants in Trypanosoma cruzi infected donors and/or recipients will provide and disseminate experience in this area, which has shown a low recorded incidence to date.
María-Jesús Pinazo; Blanca Miranda; Camino Rodríguez-Villar; Javier Altclas; Mercè Brunet Serra; Elías Cañas García-Otero; Eros Antonio de Almeida; Manuel de la Mata García; Joaquim Gascon; Magdalena García Rodríguez; Nicolás Manito; Asunción Moreno Camacho; Federico Oppenheimer; Sabino Puente Puente; Adelina Riarte; Joaquín Salas Coronas; Miguel Salavert Lletí; Guillermo F Sanz; Faustino Torrico; Diego Torrús Tendero; Piedad Ussetti; Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation reviews (Orlando, Fla.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-9816     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804364     Medline TA:  Transplant Rev (Orlando)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Tropical Medicine Unit, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic/IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Roselló, 132. 4th. 08036 Barcelona, Spain.
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