Disseminated Mycobacterium tuberculosis following renal transplant with alemtuzumab induction

Adam Baghban, Marwan Mikheal Azar, Raffaele Mario Bernardo, Maricar Malinis

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis presents unique challenges in the peritransplant period. Here, we describe a case of disseminated tuberculosis following renal transplantation with alemtuzumab induction immunosuppression in a patient with remotely treated pulmonary tuberculosis and ongoing risk factors for re-infection. We also review the available literature regarding the prevalence of tuberculosis infection following solid organ transplant and management of high-risk patients, including the role for isoniazid preventative therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbcr-2016-217998
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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