Gastrointestinal tuberculosis in renal transplantation: A case report and review

N. Ahsan, R. L. Blanchard, M. L. Mai

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The pattern of tuberculosis has changed and in recent years: extrapulmonary tuberculosis has become more common, especially in immune-compromised individuals. A case of primary intestinal tuberculosis in a patient with kidney transplant is reported. The patient presented with persistent fever and right-sided abdominal pain. Histopathology of colonic tissue showed granulomatous inflammation containing acid fast bacilli, and culture of the tissue grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clinical improvement occurred after institution of appropriate anti-tubercular treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995


  • Gastrointestinal kidney
  • Transplantation
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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