Giardia lamblia infection after pancreas-kidney transplantation

BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 18;2016:bcr2015211515. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211515.


Infection is a common complication of solid organ transplantation. It is associated with an increased risk of acute cellular rejection and loss of graft function. The most common infections are due to bacteria and viruses, including transmission of cytomegalovirus from donor to recipient. In the past years, an increasing number of parasitic infections have been documented in transplant recipients. We describe the first reported case of intestinal Giardia lamblia transmission following simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Giardia lamblia / growth & development*
  • Giardiasis / etiology*
  • Giardiasis / parasitology
  • Humans
  • Intestines / parasitology*
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Pancreas Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Tissue Donors