TITLE

Potential Transmission of Viral Hepatitis Through Use of Stored Blood Vessels as Conduits in Organ Transplantation -- Pennsylvania, 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Humar, A.; Lando, J.; Dato, V.; Holmberg, S.; Bower, W. A.; Kuehnert, M. J.; Rao, A. K.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/18/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p172
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the possible cases of transmission of viral hepatitis via stored blood vessels as conduits in organ transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in December 2009. The probe was triggered by two cases of possible hepatitis virus transmission from vessel conduits. The CDC has recommended the discontinuity of the practice of storing vessel from donors with markers for viral hepatitis.
ACCESSION #
59212049

 

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