Tuberculosis in liver transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.

@article{Holty2009TuberculosisIL,
  title={Tuberculosis in liver transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.},
  author={J E C Holty and Michael K Gould and Laura K Meinke and Emmet B. Keeffe and Stephen J Ruoss},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={894-906}
}
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) causes substantial morbidity and mortality in liver transplant recipients. We examined the efficacy of isoniazid latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment in liver transplant recipients and reviewed systematically all cases of active MTB infection in this population. We found 7 studies that evaluated LTBI treatment and 139 cases of active MTB infection in liver transplant recipients. Isoniazid LTBI treatment was associated with reduced MTB… CONTINUE READING
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