Korean J Transplant.  2020 Jun;34(2):114-116. 10.4285/kjt.2020.34.2.114.

Transplantation of a kidney from a donor with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

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  • 1Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea
  • 2Division of Infection, Department of Internal Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea

Abstract

The colonization of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci before and after solid organ transplantation is associated with an increased risk of its infection. The prevalence of these bacterial colonies in renal transplant recipients are as high as that in intensive care unit patients. However, it is unclear whether donors with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci colonization can be considered in renal transplantation. Herein, we report a case wherein a kidney was transplanted from a deceased donor with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci colonies in urine and rectal swab. After transplant, the recipient had no vancomycin-resistant Enterococci infection and maintained relatively good renal function.

Keyword

Kidney transplantation; Vancomycin; Enterococci
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