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I have a donated organ, am I more susceptible for meningitis?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Organ transplant recipients have to take immunosuppressants to help their body accept and not reject the donated organ which puts them at higher risk to develop infections including meningitis.
They are also at increased risk of developing skin cancer and other cancers. Studies have shown that organ recipients have a 2 to 3-fold increased risk of developing cancer.

In brief: Yes

Organ transplant recipients have to take immunosuppressants to help their body accept and not reject the donated organ which puts them at higher risk to develop infections including meningitis.
They are also at increased risk of developing skin cancer and other cancers. Studies have shown that organ recipients have a 2 to 3-fold increased risk of developing cancer.
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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