|Title||Notes from the field: transplant-transmitted Balamuthia mandrillaris --- Arizona, 2010.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep|
|Keywords||Adult, Amebiasis, Amoebozoa, Antigens, Protozoan, Arizona, Brain, DNA, Protozoan, Encephalitis, Fatal Outcome, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Organ Transplantation, Tissue Donors|
On August 23, 2010, CDC was notified regarding two organ transplant recipients in Arizona who had encephalitis with multiple ring-enhancing lesions revealed by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging. The common organ donor, a Hispanic male landscaper aged 27 years, had died in Arizona from a presumed stroke on July 21. He had a large skin lesion for approximately 6 months on his back that he had attributed to an insect bite. The ill recipients, a male liver recipient aged 56 years, and a male recipient of a kidney and pancreas aged 24 years, received organ transplants on July 22. In addition, two other recipients received organs from this donor: an adult male heart recipient received his transplant in California on July 22, and an adult male kidney recipient received his transplant in Utah on July 23.
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