Donor-derived strongyloidiasis in a Saudi pediatric kidney transplant recipient: A case report and mini-review

TitleDonor-derived strongyloidiasis in a Saudi pediatric kidney transplant recipient: A case report and mini-review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAlsager K, Waqar S, Furrukh H, Alattas N
Volume23
Issue2
Paginatione13315
Date PublishedMar
Abstract

S. stercoralis infection has been identified as a donor-derived infection in cases of solid organ transplant among recipients with no prior risk factor for parasitic exposure. Worldwide and regional reports from the adult kidney transplant population highlight this indirect method of infection and caution about delayed diagnosis, severe complications, and death related to donor-derived S. stercoralis infection. We report a deceased-donor-derived S. stercoralis infection in a 12-year-old Saudi girl who underwent kidney transplantation. This is the first pediatric case reported outside the United States of America. Although she presented with mild bouts of gastrointestinal symptoms, the need for additional immune suppression put her at risk of serious complications. A literature review highlights the importance of awareness about S. stercoralis infections and complications in kidney transplant recipients, pretransplant screening of donors based on risk assessment, and the challenges with treatment availability and duration in this vulnerable population.

DOI10.1111/petr.13315
Alternate JournalPediatr Transplant.
Notify Library Reference ID4795

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