Emerging arboviruses and implications for pediatric transplantation: A review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent years have brought a rise in newly emergent viral infections, primarily in the form of previously known arthropod-transmitted viruses that have increased significantly in both incidence and geographical range. Of particular note are DENV, CHIKV, and ZIKV, which are transmitted mostly by Aedes species of mosquitoes that exhibit a wide and increasing global distribution. Being important pathogens for the general population, these viruses have the potential to be devastating in the international transplant community, with graft rejection and death as possible outcomes of infection. In this review, we discuss the current state of knowledge for these viruses as well as repercussions of infection in the solid organ and HSCT population, with a focus, when possible, on pediatric patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freeman, MC; Coyne, CB; Green, M; Williams, JV; Silva, LA

Published Date

  • February 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e13303 -

PubMed ID

  • 30338634

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1399-3046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/petr.13303

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark