Publication
Title
Recurrent leishmaniasis in kidney transplant recipients: report of 2 cases and systematic review of the literature
Author
Abstract
The characteristics of 8 episodes of leishmaniasis with atypical manifestations in 2 Italian kidney transplant recipients are analyzed and contextualized among those of 52 other episodes of leishmaniasis observed in 19 transplant recipients found through a systematic review of the international literature. In all the patients, the initial episode was visceral leishmaniasis, which was associated with mucocutaneous involvement in 2 cases. With the exception of 1 case of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, 2 episodes of Leishmania endophthalmitis, and 3 episodes of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, all the recurrences were characterized by visceral involvement. The potential role of polymerase chain reaction in monitoring the infection, the importance of a long follow-up, the potential benefit of chemoprophylaxis, and the therapeutic challenges are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Transplant infectious disease. - Copenhagen
Publication
Copenhagen : 2011
ISSN
1398-2273
Volume/pages
13:4(2011), p. 397-406
ISI
000293658000011
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.01.2015
Last edited 11.07.2017