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Transplant microsporidiosis confirmed in three organ recipients

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Three solid organ transplant recipients from a common donor tested positive for the microsporidial species Encephalitozoon cuniculi, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The recipient of the left kidney developed fever, myalgia and fatigue 9 weeks after the transplant. He received treatment for urinary tract infection, neutropenia and organ rejection. Serum testing identified Brucella immunoglobulin M antibodies and a kidney biopsy specimen revealed organisms that were interpreted as brucellae. His illness progressed to anuria, persistent fever and hemodynamic instability and he died 21 weeks after the transplant. more

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