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J Heart Lung Transplant. 2003 Oct;22(10):1168-73.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a lung transplant recipient.

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  • 1Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, 125 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong SAR, China. josephlee59@yahoo.com


Tuberculosis infection has been a relatively rare complication after lung transplantation. However, as more countries in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection remains endemic embark on lung transplant programs, the occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis after transplantation is a genuine threat. We report the first case of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a double-lung transplant recipient who probably acquired the disease from the donor. We discuss the problems in clinical management of post-transplant tuberculosis infection and of drug-resistance.

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