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01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2018

A case report of mucocutaneous tuberculosis after orthotopic liver transplantation: a challenging diagnosis

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BMC Infectious Diseases > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Niccolò Riccardi, Giovanni Cenderello, Emanuele Borroni, Mariangela Rutigliani, Daniela Maria Cirillo

Abstract

Background

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is responsible for high morbidity and mortality in immune-compromised hosts.

Case presentation

We present a rare case of cutaneous tuberculosis after orthotopic liver transplantation without involvement of any other organs.

Conclusion

TB risk-factors assessment, careful LTBI screening and treatment according to national guidelines, as well as a reduction in missed opportunity for prevention are necessary to avoid MTB related disease in fragile patients.
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