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CHRONIC NOROVIRUS AND ADENOVIRUS INFECTION IN A SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

Lee, Bonita E. MD*†; Pang, Xiaoli L. PhD*‡; Robinson, Joan L. MD*†; Bigam, David MD§; Monroe, Stephan S. PhD; Preiksaitis, Jutta K. MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: April 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 360-362
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31815f5b5a
Brief Reports

A 10-month-old boy developed chronic diarrhea 2 months after a combined liver, pancreas, and small bowel transplant. Norovirus and adenovirus were detected in multiple stool specimens during a 114-day period. Enteric viral infectious should be considered in solid organ transplant recipients with chronic diarrhea.

From the *Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (Microbiology); †Departments of Pediatrics, ‡ Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and §Surgery, University of Alberta, AB, Canada; ∥Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; and ¶Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, AB, Canada.

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Accepted for publication October 23, 2007.

Address for correspondence: Joan L. Robinson, MD, Room 8213, Aberhart Centre One, 11402 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2J3. E-mail: jr3@ualberta.ca.

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