Solid organ transplant recipients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy are considered to be at high risk for serious infectious complications. Recently in the United States, a pandemic of H1N1 flu infection has been reported with serious complications. We describe H1N1 infection in a living kidney donor and the 42-year-old kidney transplant recipient exposed to this kidney donor and undergoing intense immunosuppressive therapy. Postexposure prophylaxis with oseltamivir was effective to prevent H1N1 influenza A virus in a donor and a recipient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 2009|
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