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FatalMycobacterium tuberculosisInfection in a Lung Transplant Recipient

Journal
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
27
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.07.009
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

Lung transplant recipients are at increased risk for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection secondary to the intense immunosuppressive regimen after transplantation. We report a case of fatal M tuberculosis infection that presented as a pericardial abscess in a lung transplant recipient and review the literature.

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