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Life-Saving Organ Transplants Accompanied by Stealthy and Unexpected Pathogens

Camille Nelson Kotton, MD
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From Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2906.

Requests for Single Reprints: Camille Nelson Kotton, MD, Clinical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Cox 5, Boston, MA 02114; e-mail, ckotton@partners.org.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(4):282-283. doi:10.7326/M13-2906
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In this issue, Hocevar and colleagues discuss their investigation into an illness cluster among 3 solid organ transplant recipients from a common donor, which they found to be due to infection with the microorganism E. cuniculi. The editorialist urges clinicians to be mindful of the potential for donor-derived infections and to notify the appropriate parties when such an infection is suspected.

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