First Human Case of Metacestode Infection Caused by Versteria sp. in a Kidney Transplant Recipient.

Barkati, Sapha; Gottstein, Bruno; Müller, Norbert; Sheitoyan-Pesant, Caroline; Metrakos, Peter; Chen, Tianyan; Garceau, Richard; Libman, Michael D; Ndao, Momar; Yansouni, Cedric P (2019). First Human Case of Metacestode Infection Caused by Versteria sp. in a Kidney Transplant Recipient. Clinical infectious diseases, 68(4), pp. 680-683. Oxford University Press 10.1093/cid/ciy602

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Cestodes are emerging agents of severe opportunistic infections among immunocompromised patients. We describe the first case of human infection, with the recently-proposed genus Versteria causing an invasive, tumor-like hepatic infection with regional and distant extension in a 53-year-old female kidney transplant recipient from Atlantic Canada.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Gottstein, Bruno and Müller, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1058-4838

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

18 Dec 2018 13:45

Last Modified:

06 Feb 2019 01:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/cid/ciy602

PubMed ID:

30212859

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.122742

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/122742

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