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Case Report Successful Transplantation of Organs from a Donor with Bacterial Meningitis Caused by Streptococcus pneumonia: A Case Report
Eunjung Park, Sang Cheon Choi, Youngjoo Lee, Yoonseok Jung, Younggi Min

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
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The number of organs transplanted worldwide is increasing annually. As a result, there is a shortage of available donor organs. This scarcity has led to the progressive broadening of donor organ criteria. The expanded criteria include infections such as bacterial meningitis. A 55-year old male visited our emergency room with cardiac arrest and recovered after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The cause of the cardiac arrest was bacterial meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. While proper antibiotics were applied, the patient met the clinical criteria for brain death. Prophylactic antibiotics were administered to the recipients, and liver and kidney transplantations were done successfully.

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