Malaria in a liver transplant recipient: a case report.

TitleMalaria in a liver transplant recipient: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMejia GA, Alvarez CA, Pulido HH, Ramírez B, Cardozo C, Suárez Y, Lobelo R, Sarquis T, Uribe AM
JournalTransplant Proc
Pagination3132 - 4
Date PublishedNov
Accession Number17112918
KeywordsAdult, Animals, Antimalarials, Blood Transfusion, Colombia, Drug Therapy, Combination, Female, Humans, Immunosuppressive Agents, Intraoperative Period, Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, Malaria, Vivax, Male, Middle Aged, Plasmodium vivax, Treatment Outcome

Malaria is an exotic complication in liver transplants patients. It can be acquired either by transfusion of blood products or through the transplanted organ. Infections caused by Plasmodium spp are unusual in liver transplants; to date, only four cases have been reported in the literature. Herein we have presented a case of Plasmodium vivax in a liver transplant patient. This diagnosis must be excluded in febrile transplant patients in endemic areas, especially during the first 2 months. An epidemiological history relevant for malaria both in the donor and in the recipient must be routinely included with screening tests.

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