Tuberculosis in bone marrow transplant recipients: report of two cases and review of the literature.

@article{Martino1996TuberculosisIB,
  title={Tuberculosis in bone marrow transplant recipients: report of two cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Rodrigo Martino and Carmen Mart{\'i}nez and Salut Brunet and Anna Sureda and R. M. Casado L{\'o}pez and A. Domingo-Alb{\'o}s},
  journal={Bone marrow transplantation},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={809-12}
}
Over a 6 year period we have seen two cases of tuberculosis among 118 allogeneic and 237 autologous bone marrow (BMT) or peripheral blood transplants. Both patients had received an HLA-identical related allogeneic BMT. The first case suffered from extensive chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and developed pulmonary tuberculosis 19 months after BMT. An open-lung biopsy was required to establish the diagnosis, and response to antituberculosis agents was complete, with no relapse at 49… CONTINUE READING
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