Nocardiosis in tropical renal transplant recipients.

  title={Nocardiosis in tropical renal transplant recipients.},
  author={George Tharayil John and Viswanathan Shankar and Abi M Abraham and Mary Mathews and Paulose P Thomas and Chakko Korula Jacob},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  volume={16 4},
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of nocardiosis in the tropics among renal transplant recipients has not been reported. METHODS An evaluation of nocardiosis for 30 yr in one of the large transplant centres in South Asian region. RESULTS Of the 1968 patients who received primary renal allografts at Christian Medical College & Hospital, 27 patients developed nocardiosis over 30 yr. Early nocardiosis (</= 2 yr) was associated with chronic liver disease and the use of cyclosporin (CsA) as compared… CONTINUE READING