Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and laboratory diagnosis in solid-organ transplant recipients.

@article{avuolu2002MycobacteriumTI,
  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and laboratory diagnosis in solid-organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Cengiz Çavuşoğlu and Candan Ciçek-Saydam and Zeki Karasu and Yeşer Karaca and Mehmet Ozkahya and H{\"u}seyin Toz and Yaman Tokat and Altinay Bilgiç},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={257-61}
}
Tuberculosis (TB) is an unusual infection in transplant recipients. We evaluated (i) the frequency of TB, (ii) the duration to develop the TB infection, and (iii) clinical consequences, in 380 solid-organ recipients from January 1995 to December 2000. A total of 10 (2.63%) patients (eight renal, two liver transplant recipients) were found to have post-transplantation TB. The frequency of TB in this patient population is 8.5-fold higher than the prevalance in the general Turkish population… CONTINUE READING
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