Posts Tagged ‘tuberculosis’

October 30, 2012

Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis in Transplant Donors: A Donor-Derived Infections Consensus Conference Report(†).


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a world-wide problem and has become one of the most common bacterial causes of donor-derived infections after organ transplant. This paper presents the report of a consensus conference that took place in 2010. The consensus, which is endorsed by the American Society of Transplantation as well as the Canadian Society of Transplantation, […]

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October 1, 2011

A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating the Usefulness of a T-Cell-Based Assay for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients


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Screening for tuberculosis (TB) prior to transplant is recommended prior to transplantation with either the tuberculin skin test or an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) such as the T-SPOT.TB ELISPOT assay.  However, it is unclear which test would better predict post-transplant TB.  In this study, the authors enrolled 312 patients admitted for kidney transplant; all patients […]

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