Trypanosoma cruzi

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
5 - 23 weeks
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Several studies prospectively followed seronegative kidney transplant recipients of seropositive donors. In sum they report on 48 kidney transplant recipients of which 2 had symptomatic disease (fever 5 and 23 weeks post-transplant); 6 had positive blood smears from trypanosomes post-transplant, all of which received treatment
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Likely T cruzi transmission since donors were T cruzi seropositive and recipients seronegative at time of transplant
Imputability grade: 
1 Possible
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