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Transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation: a notable problem in China

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, June 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation: a notable problem in China
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12879-018-3112-y
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Authors

Jian Zhang, Jun Lin, Ye Tian, Linlin Ma, Wen Sun, Lei Zhang, Yichen Zhu, Wei Qiu, Lujia Zhang

Abstract

Due to the increasing number of DCD transplantations since 2015, the transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation has become a notable problem in China and has attracted the attention of the public. From 2015 to 2017, four solid organ recipients in our centre were successively diagnosed with rabies that was considered to have been transmitted from two donors who died due to viral encephalitis of unknown cause and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. The incubation periods were 44, 48, 158 and 303 days. The four patients had neurological symptoms associated with rabies and died. The survival times were 44, 34, 8 and 6 days. Another kidney transplant recipient received timely post-exposure prophylaxis and has remained asymptomatic. Organs should be discarded whenever rabies is confirmed or suspected, especially in cases diagnosed as encephalitis of unknown cause. It is important to establish a supervisory system to manage donor-derived infectious diseases. When rabies-infected donor organs are inadvertently transplanted, the recipients must receive post-exposure prophylaxis in a timely manner, which may be the only possible effective method to prevent the transmission of rabies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Researcher 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Professor 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 13 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 13 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2022.
All research outputs
#2,400,215
of 23,016,919 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#729
of 7,723 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,276
of 328,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#17
of 140 outputs
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