Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

CT findings in fatal primary intestinal tuberculosis in a liver transplant recipient

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Departments of Radiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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From the Departments of Radiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Departments of Pathology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2008; 14: 221-224
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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a rare post-transplant infection that can present an atypical and misleading clinical picture. The possibility of tuberculosis must be taken into account when a transplant patient has fever and severe abdominal complaints with no clear evidence of another infection. We report a patient with primary intestinal tuberculosis, which was not accompanied by pulmonary, peritoneal, or solid-organ involvement. To our knowledge, this is the only reported case to date of intestinal tuberculosis post liver transplantation.

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