Toxoplasmosis in cord blood transplantation recipients.

TitleToxoplasmosis in cord blood transplantation recipients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBautista G, Ramos A, Fores R, Regidor C, Ruiz E, de Laiglesia A, Navarro B, Bravo J, Portero F, Sanjuan I, Fernandez MN, Cabrera R
JournalTransplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society// Transpl Infect Dis
Pagination496 - 501
Date Published2012//
ISBN Number1399-3062
Other Numbersd1d, 100883688
Keywords*Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation/ae [Adverse Effects], *Opportunistic Infections/ep [Epidemiology], *Toxoplasma/ip [Isolation & Purification], *Toxoplasmosis/ep [Epidemiology], Adolescent, Adult, Child, Cytomegalovirus Infections/co [Complications], Cytomegalovirus Infections/ep [Epidemiology], Female, Graft vs Host Disease/ep [Epidemiology], Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Opportunistic Infections/mo [Mortality], Opportunistic Infections/ps [Parasitology], Toxoplasma/ge [Genetics], Toxoplasmosis/mo [Mortality], Toxoplasmosis/ps [Parasitology], Young Adult

Toxoplasmosis is a devastating opportunistic infection that can affect immunocompromised patients such as cord blood transplantation (CBT) recipients. The clinical characteristics of 4 toxoplasmosis CBT patients treated at our institution are reviewed, together with 5 cases collected from the literature. The rate of toxoplasmosis in our hospital was 6% in CBT recipients and 0.2% in other types of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (P

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