Letter to the Editor

Rabies after lung transplantation: Existed evidence

Somsri Wiwanitkit, Viroj Wiwanitkit


Sir, rabies is a non-curable viral infection of the central nervous
system. It is transmitted by animal bite. However, the uncommon
mode of rabies transmission, transplantation transmission is
possible (1). The consideration on lung transplantation should
be mentioned. From simple literature searching, there are at least
3 reports on 4 rabid lung recipients from several non-tropical
countries after lung transplantation (2-4).

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