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Transplant-Associated and Blood Transfusion-Associated Tropical and Parasitic Infections

Authors
  • Machado, Clarisse Martins
  • Levi, José Eduardo
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Source
Biblioteca Digital da Produção Intelectual da Universidade de São Paulo (BDPI/USP)
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English
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Abstract

Blood transfusion and transplantation may represent efficient mechanisms of spreading infectious agents to naive populations. In the developed countries, as a consequence of globalization, several factors such as international commerce, tourism, and immigration have acted as important features for the emergence or reemergence of infectious diseases previously referred to as tropical. This article reviews the relevant bacterial, protozoan and viral infections that are more frequently associated with blood transfusion and/or solid organ or marrow transplantation and may affect susceptible populations worldwide.

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