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J Infect. 2001 Nov;43(4):251-4.

Tuberculosis transmitted through transplantation.

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  • 1Microbiology Department, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, UK.


Tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients is associated with relatively high morbidity and mortality and is often extra-pulmonary. Reactivation of dormant infection is the usual mode of acquisition with donor and nosocomial transmission occurring infrequently. We report two cases of probable donor transmitted extra-pulmonary infection where both isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis proved to be indistinguishable using hemi-nested inverse PCR of the IS 6110 region.

Copyright 2001 The British Infection Society.

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