Mycobacterial infections in solid organ transplant recipients.

@article{Meije2014MycobacterialII,
  title={Mycobacterial infections in solid organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Yolanda Meije and Claudio Piersimoni and Juli{\'a}n Torre-Cisneros and Asli Gorek Dilektasli and Jose Aguado},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 Suppl 7},
  pages={
          89-101
        }
}
Mycobacterial infections represent a growing challenge for solid organ transplant recipients (SOT). The adverse effects of tuberculosis (TB) therapy present a major difficulty, due to the interactions with immunosuppressive drugs and direct drug toxicity. While TB may be donor-transmitted or community-acquired, it usually develops at a latent infection site in the recipient. Pre-transplant prevention efforts will improve transplant outcomes and avoid the complications associated with post… CONTINUE READING
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