PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION

Isidro Jarque, Miguel Salavert, Javier Pemán
  • Isidro Jarque
    Hematology Department. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain, | ijarqueramos@gmail.com
  • Miguel Salavert
    Infectious Diseases Unit. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.,
  • Javier Pemán
    Microbiology Department. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.,

Abstract

Parasitic infections are rarely documented in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. However, they may be responsible for fatal complications that are only diagnosed at autopsy. Increased awareness of the possibility of parasitic diseases both in autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant patients is relevant not only for implementing preventive measures but also for performing an early diagnosis and starting appropriate therapy for these unrecognized but fatal infectious complications in hematopoietic transplant recipients. In this review, we will focus on parasitic diseases occurring in this population especially those with major clinical relevance including toxoplasmosis, American trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria, and strongyloidiasis, among others, highlighting the diagnosis and management in hematopoietic transplant recipients.

Keywords

Infections,parasite,Hematopoietic stem cellTransplantation

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