Strongyloides stercoralis

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
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Time to detection: 
48 days
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Fatigue, sore throat and hemoptysis.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Strongyloides stercoralis was found on bronchoalveolar lavage and the cerebrospinal fluid. Common donor of other two solid organ transplant recipients, all infected. Pretransplant Strongyloides serology results imply that the donor had chronic Strongyloides infection. No recipients in this series were screened or received prophylaxis pretransplant despite history suggesting potential exposure.
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
Suggest references: 
Le, M., Ravin, K., Hasan, A., Clauss, H., Muchant, D.G., Pasko, J.K., Cipollina, G., Abanyie, F., Montgomery, S.P., Loy, M., Ahmed, M., Mathur, M., Chokkalingam Mani, B., Mehr, J., Kotru, A., Varma, C., Maksimak, M., Schultz, M., Obradovic, G., Alvarez, R., Toyoda, Y., Birkenback, M., Brunner, E. and Nelson, J. (2014). Single Donor-Derived Strongyloidiasis in Three Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Am J Transplant Mar 10, DOI 10.1111/ajt.12670.