ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Sepsis and mediastinitis after heart transplantation: donor-transmitted Klebsiella infection
Erman Pektok1, Zehra Çağla Karakoç1, Zümrüt Tuba Demirözü1, Nurcan Arat1, Ferah Ece1, 2, Deniz Süha Küçükasu1
1Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Support Systems Division, Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.7421
Early diagnosis and treatment of infection following heart transplantation is a determinant factor for the prognosis. However, it may easily be overlooked because of vague clinical signs and non-specific laboratory findings as a result of immunosuppression in these patients. Herein, we present a case of donor-transmitted bacterial infection after heart transplantation and its consequences.
Keywords : Donor-transmitted infection; heart transplantation; mediastinitis; sepsis
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