Tuberculosis in heart transplant recipients.

  title={Tuberculosis in heart transplant recipients.},
  author={Michael Martin Koerner and Naomi Hirata and Gero Tenderich and Kazutomo Minami and H. Mannebach and Knut Kleesiek and Reiner Koerfer},
  volume={111 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To clarify the prevalence and factors associated with tuberculosis, as well as patient survival in heart transplant recipients. DESIGN A retrospective review of case records of all heart transplant recipients from March 1989 to February 1996 during a 7-year period. SETTING AND PATIENTS During the period reviewed, 727 orthotopic heart transplantations were performed in 716 patients at the Heart Center Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany. RESULTS Tuberculosis was proved in seven… CONTINUE READING
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