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Latent Tuberculosis Infection Increases in Kidney Transplantation Recipients Compared With Transplantation Candidates: A Neglected Perspective in Tuberculosis Control

Authors
  • Shu, Chin-Chung1, 2
  • Tsai, Meng-Kun2, 3
  • Lin, Shu-Wen4
  • Wang, Jann-Yuan1, 2
  • Yu, Chong-Jen1, 2
  • Lee, Chih-Yuan2, 3, 5
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan , (Taiwan)
  • 2 College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan , (Taiwan)
  • 3 Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital
  • 4 Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan , (Taiwan)
  • 5 Center of Precision Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jul 04, 2020
Volume
71
Issue
4
Pages
914–923
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciz851
PMID: 32620949
PMCID: PMC7428385
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The present study found a higher prevalence and incidence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in kidney transplantation recipients than in kidney transplantation candidates. This indicates that surveillance and control of LTBI after kidney transplantation are important.

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