Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient Presenting with Intestinal Perforation

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Massood Hosseinzadeh 1 , * , Ghanbarali Raisjalali 2 , Zahra Daneshyar 3

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1 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Pathology School of Allied Medical Sciences Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (8); e93246
Published Online: September 24, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 24, 2011
Accepted: September 16, 2012

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Abstract

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA Tuberculosis is more prevalent among renal transplant recipient than general population. Immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids are the most important causes of the disease. Although extra pulmonary tuberculosis constitute about 40% of the cases pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common clinical presentation. Isolated gastrointestinal tuberculosis is rare in these patients. This study presents a case of intestinal tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient who died of intestinal perforation. Another interesting point of the case is development of tuberculosis after 18 years of transplantation. Previous studies showed the median interval of 18 months. The patient had received long-term immunosuppressive drugs as well as corticosteroid.

Keywords

Renal transplantation Tuberculosis Gastrointestinal

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