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Guidance on Novel Influenza A/H1N1 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients†
Officially endorsed by the American Society of Transplantation (AST), The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST)
Article first published online: 2 DEC 2009
© 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © 2009 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Journal of Transplantation
Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 18–25, January 2010
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Kumar, D., Morris, M. I., Kotton, C. N., Fischer, S. A., Michaels, M. G., Allen, U., Blumberg, E. A., Green, M., Humar, A., Ison, M. G. and on Behalf of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice and Transplant Infectious Diseases Section of TTS (2010), Guidance on Novel Influenza A/H1N1 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation, 10: 18–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02960.x
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 2 DEC 2009
- Received 07 November 2009, revised and accepted for publication 11 November 2009
Novel influenza A/H1N1 virus has caused significant illness worldwide. In response to this global crisis, the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Infectious Diseases Community of Practice and the Transplant Infectious Diseases section of The Transplantation Society (TTS) developed a guidance document for novel H1N1. In this paper, we discuss current guidance for H1N1 as it relates to solid organ transplantation. We include discussion around clinical presentation, diagnosis, therapy and prevention specifically addressing areas such as chemoprophylaxis, immunization and donor-derived infection. Although this document addresses conditions specific to novel H1N1, many principles could be applied to future pandemics. As new information emerges about novel H1N1, updates will be made to the electronic version of the document posted on the websites of the AST and TTS.