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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 15-22

Evaluation and management of tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients: South Asian expert group opinion

1 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
4 Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5 Chair of Global Kidney Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London; Conjoint Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Immediate Past President (2019-21), International Society of Nephrology

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Santosh Varughese
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_18_22

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Both tubercular and non-tubercular mycobacterial infections are common in South Asia. These are important pathogens in solid organ transplant recipients and hence prevention (when possible), prompt diagnosis, and early and optimum treatment is critical to reduce morbidity and prevent mortality. This article reviews available data to portray a possible approach to evaluation and management of mycobacterial infections in South Asian solid organ transplant recipients.

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