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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2012, Article ID 364735, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/364735
Case Report

Loss of Renal Allografts Secondary to Candida Vascular Complications in Two Recipients from the Same Donor

Transplant Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-3285, USA

Received 9 November 2011; Accepted 30 December 2011

Academic Editor: C. F. Classen

Copyright © 2012 Govardhana Rao Yannam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in transplant patients. Organ recipients are also susceptible to donor-derived pathogens and the majority of donor infections are easily treatable. Rarely, some pathogens have produced life-threatening complications by compromising the vascular anastomosis. In this case series we report loss of two kidney allografts secondary to vascular complications due to Candida albicans. Both recipients received grafts from a common donor, in whom Candida bacteremia in the donor was not apparent at the time of organ acceptance but became apparent on delayed cultures.