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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 152-154

Uncommon presentation of tuberculosis in a renal allograft recipient


1 Registrar, Department of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 7th Floor, Peddar Road, Mumbai 400026, India
2 Consultant Nephrologist, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, India
3 Registrar, Department Of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 7th Floor, Peddar Road, Mumbai 400026, India

Correspondence Address:
Keyur Dave
Registrar, Department of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 7th Floor, Peddar Road, Mumbai 400026
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2015.10.020

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Tuberculosis (TB), especially in developing countries like India, is a common infective complication after renal transplant with occurrence common in first 2 years. However, sternal TB is rare. We describe a 55-year-old female patient who after 5 years of live donor renal transplant with stable immunosuppression and graft function presented with a chest swelling and a destructive bony lytic lesion diagnosed as sternal TB with radiological and microbiological investigations. She was successfully treated with antitubercular therapy to which she spontaneously responded. This case, to the best of our knowledge, is the first reported case of sternal TB in a renal allograft recipient to be successfully managed with antitubercular therapy.


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