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Question 5#

In patients with renal transplant all are true, EXCEPT:

A. Treat infection in recipient before transplant
B. Culture donor tissue samples and perfusate
C. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis should be given
D. Lifelong antibiotic prophylaxis should always be commenced after transplantation to prevent urinary infections
E. UTI is common after renal transplant

Correct Answer is D


Answer D

After the kidney is removed from its storage box, the effluent from the renal vein and surrounding fluid in the sterile plastic bags that contain the excised kidney should ideally be cultured because microorganisms are likely to have been introduced during the donation process. Six months low-dose co-trimoxazole is recommended in renal transplant patients to prevent UTI.