Contamination of preservation fluid in kidney transplant. Report and literature review
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organ preservation, kidney transplant, chronic kidney disease.

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Garrido DI, Arias L, Valarezo S, Osorio W, Huertas J. Contamination of preservation fluid in kidney transplant. Report and literature review. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2019 Jun. 19 [cited 2022 Jan. 27];6(2):52-158. Available from:


Chronic kidney disease is a public health problem with high morbidity and mortality, kidney transplantation being one of the current therapeutic alternatives. In12 published works concerning the contamination of the preservation fluid in kidney transplant, four case reports, and eight prevalence studies. The prevalence of preservation liquid contamination for any microorganism ranged from
17.43% to 59.72%, while for those limited to the Candida sp report, the frequency varied from 1.69% to 8.57%. In the case reports, all were associated with Candida infection, with renal artery arteritis and graft loss as the most frequent complications. In our institution, of a total of 59 transplant patients, at least one microorganism was isolated in 20 cases (28.17%). Preservation fluid contamination is a frequent phenomenon in kidney transplantation. However, since no publications are describing the complications associated with infection by other microorganisms, we could say that contamination by Candida sp, despite not having a high prevalence, it is clinically the most relevant.
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