Fatal Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in a Lung Transplant Recipient

Robyn L. Boedefeld, Joshua Eby, William M. Boedefeld, Dirk Stanley, Christine L. Lau, John A. Kern, Benjamin D. Kozower

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1178
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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