[Transmission of parasites by blood transfusions and organ transplantation]

Title[Transmission of parasites by blood transfusions and organ transplantation]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBurchard GD
JournalInfusionsther Transfusionsmed
Volume21 Suppl 1
Pagination40 - 8
Date PublishedAug
Accession Number8000253
KeywordsBlood Transfusion, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Chagas Disease, Humans, Malaria, Organ Transplantation, Parasitic Diseases, Risk Factors, Tropical Medicine

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study consists in an updated review concerning the transmission of protozoa and worms by blood transfusion and organ transplantation. Prophylactic regimens and possible modifications will be discussed. DATA SOURCES: The literature devoted to tropical medicine in recent years was screened and a search on Medline was performed. Relevant review articles were selected. RESULTS: Transfusion induced malaria and--especially in Latin America--transfusion associated Chagas' disease are the most important of these diseases. Prophylaxis of transfusion malaria is different in different countries, it is based primarily on donor selection and immunodiagnostic examinations. CONCLUSIONS: It is recommended that the German guidelines for prevention of transfusion malaria should be modified and that a donor selection should also take place concerning Chagas' disease.

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