Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Transmitted Through Solid Organ Transplantation -- Massachusetts, 2008

Barry, A.; Gunn, J.; Tormey, P.; McCarthy, T.; Pendarvis, J.; Delmonico, F.; Sussman, L.; Fitzpatrick, S.; Gautam, A.; Sulis, C.; Wong, M.; Pillai, S.; Arya, M.; Stillman, I.; Wright, S. B.; Karp, S.; Goodell, P.; DeMaria, A.; Brown, C.; Cumming, M.
July 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/25/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 29, p799
Case Study
The article describes two cases of transmission of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and an LCMV-like arenavirus via organ transplantation from a common donor in Massachusetts in 2008 that were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The kidney donor was a man aged 49 years with a history of alcohol abuse. The first recipient was a woman aged 70 years with end-stage renal disease caused by nephrotic syndrome while the second was a man aged 57 years with end-stage renal disease caused by hypertension.


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