Postexposure Prophylaxis of H1N1 With Oseltamivir in a Newly Transplanted Kidney Recipient Receiving Intense Immunosuppressive Therapy

K. Marfo, J. Chapochnick-Friedmann, E. Akalin, A. Lu

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4411-4413
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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