Transmission of tuberculosis by kidney transplantation

TitleTransmission of tuberculosis by kidney transplantation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsPeters TG, Reiter CG, Boswell RL
Pagination514 - 6
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleCase Reports
ISSN0041-1337 (Print) 0041-1337 (Linking)
Accession Number6388074
Keywords*Kidney Transplantation, Adult, Cadaver, Humans, Immunosuppression, Kidney / microbiology, Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy, Male, Mycobacterium / isolation & purification, Nephritis / microbiology / transmission, Transplantation, Homologous / *adverse effects, Tuberculosis / *transmission

Tuberculosis occurred in two patients, each of whom received a kidney from the same cadaver donor whose cerebrospinal fluid cultures grew Mycobacteria following organ donation. Although the degree of immunosuppression and graft function were similar in the recipients, one died of disseminated tuberculosis. Kidneys contaminated with certain pathogens, including Mycobacteria, should not be transplanted. Transplant recipients with tuberculosis require prompt antituberculous therapy, and may require transplant nephrectomy for persistent evidence of urinary tract tuberculosis.

Alternate JournalTransplantation
Notify Library Reference ID1267

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