1 Department of Laboratory Medicine – Medical School - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.2 Transplant Unit and Infection Control Commission. Hospital das Clínicas - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.3 Infectious Diseases Division, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.4 Departamento de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.5 Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.6 Kidney Transplantation Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.7 National Referral Unit for Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases Department, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.8 Spanish National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.9 Department of Infectious Diseases. Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC)-Reina Sofia University Hospital-University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain.10 Department of Infectious Diseases, The Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.11 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil; Infectious Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil.12 Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.13 Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom.14 NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Gastrointestinal Infections, The Farr Institute, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.15 Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology, Clinic Hospital of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.16 Infectious Diseases Clinic, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.17 Department of Preventive Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.18 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.19 Unit of Liver Transplantation, Hospital de Clínicas, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil.20 Infectious Diseases Service and Transplantation Center, University Hospital (CHUV), University of Lausanne, Switzerland.21 Department of Internal Medicine of Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Gastroenterology Alfa Institute, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.22 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey.23 Division of Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY USA.24 Tropical Medicine and International Health Unit, Infectious Disease Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. PROSICS Barcelona, Spain.25 Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (HC/UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.26 Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.27 Unit of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
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The Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America clinical practice guideline is intended to guide clinicians caring for solid-organ transplant (SOT) donors, candidates and recipients regarding infectious diseases (ID) issues related to this geographical region, mostly located in the tropics. These recommendations are based on both systematic reviews of relevant literature and expert opinion from both transplant ID and travel medicine specialists. The guidelines provide recommendations for risk evaluation and laboratory investigation, as well as management and prevention of infection of the most relevant endemic diseases of Latin America. This summary includes a brief description of the guideline recommendations but does not include the complete rationale and references for each recommendation, which is available in the online version of the article, published in this journal as a supplement. The supplement contains 10 reviews referring to endemic or travel diseases (eg, tuberculosis, Chagas disease [ChD], leishmaniasis, malaria, strongyloidiasis and schistosomiasis, travelers diarrhea, arboviruses, endemic fungal infections, viral hepatitis, and vaccines) and an illustrative section with maps (http://www.pmourao.com/map/). Contributors included experts from 13 countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Italy, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay) representing four continents (Asia, the Americas and Europe), along with scientific and medical societies.