Mycobacterial infections in renal transplant recipients: report of five cases and review of the literature.

@article{Lichtenstein1983MycobacterialII,
  title={Mycobacterial infections in renal transplant recipients: report of five cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Ingrid Lichtenstein and Rob Roy Macgregor},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1983},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={216-26}
}
Five cases of mycobacterial disease in renal transplant recipients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania were studied. In addition, another 42 cases reported in the literature were reviewed. Disseminated tuberculosis was common, accounting for 20 of the 47 cases. Infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria was also common, accounting for 16 cases. In two cases, a tuberculin nonreactor developed tuberculosis after receiving a transplant from a donor who was a reactor; these cases may… CONTINUE READING