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Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr;97(4):e109-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.11.077.

Successful bilateral lung transplantation from a deceased donor with active Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

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1
Organ Transplant Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2
Organ Transplant Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: bashajalal@gmail.com.
3
Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
4
Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Abstract

In the present report, we describe a case wherein a Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection developed in the recipient after successful bilateral lung transplantation because of a solitary pulmonary nodule in the donor.

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