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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 152
Dengue transmission via transplantation: Need further evidence

1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Date of Web Publication7-Jan-2014

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue transmission via transplantation: Need further evidence. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:152

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue transmission via transplantation: Need further evidence. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jun 18];25:152. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2014/25/1/152/124546
To the Editor ,

The transmission of infectious disease due to transplantation is an important concern in trans­plantation medicine. Of several infections, dengue, a tropical, mosquito-borne viral di­sease, is of particular concern. Transmission of dengue via transplantation is rarely mentioned. [1] According to a summative analysis by Wiwanitkit on kidney transplantation, patients showed no difference of clinical presentation between gen­eral population and the patients. [2] Based on our best knowledge, there are only 44 published cases of dengue among kidney transplantation patients. [2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8] However, an important question is whether the transplantation is the real cause of dengue transmission in those reported cases. [2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8] Of interest, in all reported cases, dengue infec­tion was confirmed only by simple laboratory tests, but not with confirmed evidence on mole­cular homogeniticity of virus between kidney donor and recipient. It should be noted that the dengue vector mosquito is abundant in endemic areas and it is probable that the mosquitoes carrying virus can bite and directly transmit dengue to the renal transplantation patients. The present challenging question is whether dengue transmission via transplantation does really exist.

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2.Wiwanitkit V. Dengue infection in kidney transplant patients: An appraisal on clinical manifestation. Iran J Kidney Dis 2010;4:168.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Prasad N, Bhadauria D, Sharma RK, Gupta A, Kaul A, Srivastava A. Dengue virus infection in renal allograft recipients: A case series during 2010 outbreak. Transpl Infect Dis 2012;14:163-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Park SB, Ryu SY, Jin KB, et al. Acute colitis associated with dengue fever in a renal trans­plant recipient. Transplant Proc 2008;40:2431-2.  Back to cited text no. 4
5.Ullah K, Ahmed P, Raza S, et al. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in hematological dis­orders: Single center experience from Pakistan. Transplant Proc 2007;39:3347-57.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.124546

PMID: 24434400

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