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Mycobacterial disease in renal allograft recipients

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Author(s): Ardalan Mohammad-Reza

Journal: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
ISSN 2345-2781

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis | Solid organ transplant | Immunosuppression

ABSTRACT
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:Solid organ transplant recipients have impaired cell-mediated immunity, and are at increased risk of mycobacterial infection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (TB) has a high mortality rate among this population. The diagnosis of tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients is a big challenge and needs rapid and accurate modalities. These patients have 3.8 time greater risk of developing extra-pulmonary TB than general population. High index of suspicion and applying with invasive diagnostic procedure are needed for diagnosis of TB in renal transplanted patients.
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