Tuberculosis transmitted through transplantation.

  title={Tuberculosis transmitted through transplantation.},
  author={Jessica C. Graham and Angela M. Kearns and John G Magee and Mohammed A F El-Sheikh and Michael Hudson and Derek M D Manas and Frances K. Gould and Katherine E Orr and Roger Freeman},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={43 4},
Tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients is associated with relatively high morbidity and mortality and is often extra-pulmonary. Reactivation of dormant infection is the usual mode of acquisition with donor and nosocomial transmission occurring infrequently. We report two cases of probable donor transmitted extra-pulmonary infection where both isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis proved to be indistinguishable using hemi-nested inverse PCR of the IS 6110 region. 

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