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Fatal Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a lung transplant recipient.

Authors
  • Boedefeld, Robyn L1
  • Eby, Joshua
  • Boedefeld, William M 2nd
  • Stanley, Dirk
  • Lau, Christine L
  • Kern, John A
  • Kozower, Benjamin D
  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0679, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
Volume
27
Issue
10
Pages
1176–1178
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.07.009
PMID: 18926414
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

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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