DONOR INFECTIVE STATUS AND
POTENTIAL IMPACT ON RECIPIENTS
Dr. Dino Sgarabotto
Transplant Infectious Diseases Unit
Padova G...
Donor-derived Infections
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•
•
•
•

Bacterial Infections
Fungal Infections
Viral Infections
Mycobacterial infections
Paras...
STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS TRANSMITTED
IN TRANSPLANTED KIDNEYS
Staphylococcus aureus septicæmia developed shortly
after transpl...
Transplantation
from Bacteremic Donors
• Retrospective analysis between 1990-96
• 5,1%  95 bacteremic donors from a total...
Microrganisms isolated from donor
and recipient therapy

Freeman RB et al: Transplantation 1999; 68(8):1107-11
Graft and patient survival
Donor-to-host transmission of bacterial and
fungal infections in lung transplant
• 52% donor infection (103/197)
– Graft c...
Etiology of graft colonization in
donors
Gram + cocci
46 (48.3%)
S. aureus 26

Gram – bacilli
34 (35.8%)

Fungi
15 (15.8%)...
Highly resistant bacteria and donorderived infections: uncharted territory
• ESKAPE organisms or multidrug resistant (MDR)...
AST guidelines 2009
Donor screening: Bacterial infections
• If the donor has been bacteriemic, the target organs should no...
Risk of transmission of
MDR bacterial pathogens
• A growing problem
• Optimal management unclear
• Antibiotic therapy base...
Viral Infections
• HIV, HBV and HCV serology and NAT (DNA or
RNA)
• West Nile Virus serology and RNA
• Other viral test if...
The window period
• the window period for a test designed to detect
a specific disease is the time between
first infection...
A challenging clinical case
• Candidate donor after a car accident is
39 years old male from Bolivia living in
Italy in th...
Geographic distribution
of Chagas disease
Epidemiology of TB
• In Western Europe TB prevalence is 7 cases
every 100.000 inhabitants
• In USA is 3.5
• In East Europe...
8
7
8

140
6

20

80

100
A traditional house like this in Bolivia
is at risk for Chagas disease

Triatome
or house bug
infected by
Tripanosoma cruz...
Your comments NOW
• The donor is Quantiferon positive? Can we
harvest the organs? Who is the siutable
recipient?
• Do we n...
Conclusion
• Determing organ donor suitability is an
inexact science requiring physician judgment
• Technological advances...
References
• AST Infectious Diseases Guidelines 2nd
Edition. December 2009 - Volume 9, Issue
Supplement s4 Pages S1–S281 (...
THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR
ATTENTION!
NOW QUESTIONS?

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  1. 1. DONOR INFECTIVE STATUS AND POTENTIAL IMPACT ON RECIPIENTS Dr. Dino Sgarabotto Transplant Infectious Diseases Unit Padova General University Hospital Padova - Italy
  2. 2. Donor-derived Infections • • • • • Bacterial Infections Fungal Infections Viral Infections Mycobacterial infections Parasitic infections
  3. 3. STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS TRANSMITTED IN TRANSPLANTED KIDNEYS Staphylococcus aureus septicæmia developed shortly after transplantation in both recipients of transplanted kidneys from a donor who had received electrical burns. In each case the organism appeared initially in the urine. Transplant nephrectomy was necessary in both recipients because of complications of infection, and one recipient died. Doig RL et al: Staphylococcus aureus transmitted in transplanted kidneys. Lancet 1975; 2(7928): 243-5
  4. 4. Transplantation from Bacteremic Donors • Retrospective analysis between 1990-96 • 5,1%  95 bacteremic donors from a total of 1775, from whom 212 recipients received organs • 46 Forty-six (48%) of the bacteremic donors had pathogens in their blood • No evidence of transmission; of the 212 recipients, 193 (91%) received a mean of 3.8 2.5 days of antibiotics postoperatively • The 30-day graft and patient survival for recipients of organs from bacteremic donors was not significantly different from recipients of organs from nonbacteremic donors Freeman RB et al: Transplantation 1999; 68(8):1107-11
  5. 5. Microrganisms isolated from donor and recipient therapy Freeman RB et al: Transplantation 1999; 68(8):1107-11
  6. 6. Graft and patient survival
  7. 7. Donor-to-host transmission of bacterial and fungal infections in lung transplant • 52% donor infection (103/197) – Graft colonization 63% – Contamination of preservation fluids 29.1% – Bacteremia 7.8% • 7.6% (15 recipients) donor-to-host transmission – Donor bacteremia (2 cases) – Colonized graft (13 cases) – 2 patients died • Mediastinitis due to Aspergillus • Pneumonia due to MRSA Amoxi/Clav + Aztreonam ev + Antibiotics according to the isolated bacteria Ruiz I et al: Am J Transplant 2006; 6: 178-182
  8. 8. Etiology of graft colonization in donors Gram + cocci 46 (48.3%) S. aureus 26 Gram – bacilli 34 (35.8%) Fungi 15 (15.8%) H. influenzae 14 C. albicans 10 S. pneumoniae 10 P. aeruginosa 11 A. fumigatus 5 S. viridans 8 K. pneumoniae 4 E. faecalis 2 E. coli 1 A. calcoaceticus 2 S. maltophilia 1 E. cloacae 1
  9. 9. Highly resistant bacteria and donorderived infections: uncharted territory • ESKAPE organisms or multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria: Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter species • Treatment can be challenging because of: – – – – – – Increasing drug resistance Limited drug options Significant drug toxicities Drug interactions Therapeutic limitations Neglected antibiotic developments
  10. 10. AST guidelines 2009 Donor screening: Bacterial infections • If the donor has been bacteriemic, the target organs should not be seeded and the infection should be treated prior to donation • Antibiotic therapy of the recipient for 2-4 weeks if the donor is known to have been bacteriemic with a virulent organism • No treatment if the infection of the donor was locally restricted • In lung transplants treatment is needed for all colonizing bacteria • Allograft contamination i.e. organism grown from perfusates or organ transplant medium should be treated : – Bacilli Gram neg o Staph aureus: 2 weeks – Less virulent organisms: 1 week Am J Transplant 2009; 9 (Suppl. 4): S7-S18
  11. 11. Risk of transmission of MDR bacterial pathogens • A growing problem • Optimal management unclear • Antibiotic therapy based on in vitro susceptibility testing • Sharing information between hospital about an arising problem from the same donor • Further work is needed to identify when colonized donors can be safely used
  12. 12. Viral Infections • HIV, HBV and HCV serology and NAT (DNA or RNA) • West Nile Virus serology and RNA • Other viral test if local epidemics (LCMV, and others) • Attention to viral meningitis or encephalitis (some negative etiologies are due to effective treatment, but some are due to uncontrolled viral infections…)
  13. 13. The window period • the window period for a test designed to detect a specific disease is the time between first infection and when the test can reliably detect that infection. In antibody-based testing, the window period is dependent on the time taken for seroconversion. The window is shorter if using NAT testing • The window period is important (to epidemiology and safe sex strategies) in organ donation (and in blood donation), because during this time, an infected person or animal cannot be detected as infected but may still be able to infect others.
  14. 14. A challenging clinical case • Candidate donor after a car accident is 39 years old male from Bolivia living in Italy in the last 15 years • He works as a cleaner in a hotel • Chest xRay and ECG are normal • Shold we consider any additional test because he comes from Bolivia???
  15. 15. Geographic distribution of Chagas disease
  16. 16. Epidemiology of TB • In Western Europe TB prevalence is 7 cases every 100.000 inhabitants • In USA is 3.5 • In East Europe is 100-140; in South America and North Africa is 80-90 • Many parts of Africa have unreliable data (i.e. >100) • Risk of latent TB in the donors (Quantiferon positive)
  17. 17. 8 7 8 140 6 20 80 100
  18. 18. A traditional house like this in Bolivia is at risk for Chagas disease Triatome or house bug infected by Tripanosoma cruzi
  19. 19. Your comments NOW • The donor is Quantiferon positive? Can we harvest the organs? Who is the siutable recipient? • Do we need to do Tripanosoma cruzi serology? It will take sometime to have the results of an unsual serology! Do we harvest all organs? Even heart??? What risk of infection for the recipient? Acceptable in South America… can it be accepted in Europe…
  20. 20. Conclusion • Determing organ donor suitability is an inexact science requiring physician judgment • Technological advances will allow improved organ donor screening: unsual serology like Strongiloides stercoralis or Tripanosoma cruzi and different NATs • Improved screening will depend on development of a consensus regarding a list of pathogens to essay (different in different areas of the world)
  21. 21. References • AST Infectious Diseases Guidelines 2nd Edition. December 2009 - Volume 9, Issue Supplement s4 Pages S1–S281 (free download) • Transplant Infectious Disease 2012; 14: 223-236 • Transplant Infectious Disease 2012; 14: 292-298 • Transplant Infectious Disease 2011; 13: 58–62
  22. 22. THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR ATTENTION! NOW QUESTIONS? Harlequin bow Free download from www.slideshare.net

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