Tuberculosis in Egyptian kidney transplant recipients: study of clinical course and outcome.

@article{Hamdy2003TuberculosisIE,
  title={Tuberculosis in Egyptian kidney transplant recipients: study of clinical course and outcome.},
  author={Ahmed Hamdy and Ayman F Refaie and Omar M. Moussa and Mohamed A. Ghoneim},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          404-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an important infection encountered post-transplantation especially in developing countries, with high incidences of morbidity and mortality. In this report, we study the risk factors and impact of TB on the outcome of kidney transplantation. METHODS Of 1200 live-donor Egyptian kidney transplantations, 45 (3.8%) patients developed post-transplant TB. Of these, five had had TB pre-transplantation and 40 were male. The mean age was 32.6 +/- 10.5 years. Primary… CONTINUE READING

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