|Title||Fever, mental impairment, acute anemia, and renal failure in patient undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation: posttransplantation malaria.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Menichetti F, Bindi ML, Tascini C, Urbani L, Biancofiore G, Doria R, Esposito M, Mozzo R, Catalano G, Filipponi F|
|Pagination||674 - 6|
|Keywords||Anemia, Antimalarials, Fever, Humans, Kidney Failure, Acute, Liver Failure, Acute, Malaria, Falciparum, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Postoperative Complications, Tissue Donors, Treatment Outcome|
A case of post-transplant malaria is described. The patient presented fever and severe anemia after orthotopic liver transplantation. Diagnosis was made only after the review of donor characteristics. Although a high parasitemia was found at the moment of diagnosis, the treatment with quinine and doxycycline was successful. Donor epidemiology should always be considered for a prompt diagnosis of rare tropical diseases in the graft recipients.
|Notify Library Reference ID||1005|