The spectrum of mycobacterial infection after lung transplantation.

  title={The spectrum of mycobacterial infection after lung transplantation.},
  author={Monique A Malouf and Allan R Glanville},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={160 5 Pt 1},
Despite the success of lung transplantation, infection is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Mycobacterial infections have been reported rarely, with the majority due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Our aim was to assess the incidence, etiology, and clinical outcome of mycobacterial infection after lung transplantation; to do so, we have studied retrospectively all lung and heart- lung transplants performed over a 12-yr period between November 1986 and June 1998 (n = 261… CONTINUE READING


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