The frequency of tuberculosis in adult allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients in Turkey.

@article{BudakAlpdogan2000TheFO,
  title={The frequency of tuberculosis in adult allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients in Turkey.},
  author={Tulin Budak-Alpdogan and Y Tang{\"u}n and Sevgi Kalayoglu-besisik and Siret Ratip and Hamdi Akan and Zafer Başlar and Teoman Soysal and L A Bayik and Haluk Koç},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={370-4}
}
In general, tuberculosis (Tb) is rarely seen in allogeneic stem cell transplant (alloSCT) recipients, but this observation has been challenged in developing countries such as Turkey, where Tb infection is more prevalent than in Europe and the US. In this retrospective study, we report on the incidence of Tb infections in 351 alloSCT recipients at 4 bone marrow transplantation units in Turkey over the last 10 years. The frequency of Tb in alloSCT recipients after allografting (5 of 351) was far… CONTINUE READING
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