Clinical features and outcomes of tuberculosis in kidney transplant recipients in Brazil: a report of the last decade.

@article{Marques2013ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and outcomes of tuberculosis in kidney transplant recipients in Brazil: a report of the last decade.},
  author={Igor Denizarde Bacelar Marques and Luiz Azevedo and L{\'i}gia Camera Pierrotti and Renato Antunes Caires and V{\'i}ctor A H Sato and Lilian P F Carmo and Gustavo Fernandes Ferreira and Cristiano Gamba and Flavio J. de Paula and William Carlos Nahas and Elias David-Neto},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={E169-76}
}
BACKGROUND Among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), tuberculosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, clinical features, and prognosis of tuberculosis in KTRs. METHODS Retrospective single-center observational study involving all cases of tuberculosis in KTRs between 2000 and 2010. RESULTS Of the 1549 KTRs evaluated, 43 (2.8%) developed tuberculosis, translating to an… CONTINUE READING

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