• Users Online: 260
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 300-302

Mediastinal tuberculous abscess: A rare presentation after renal transplant


1 Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Transplant and Renal Sciences, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Radiology, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Pulmonology, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sukanto K Das
Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_36_19

Get Permissions

Despite successful renal transplantation, the risk of opportunistic infections posttransplant is a major concern. Cases of mediastinal tuberculous abscess are rare with nonspecific presentation. Here, we describe the case of a 55-year-old renal transplant recipient with complaints of fever, recurrent hiccups, and generalized weakness. Moreover, only after high-resolution computed tomography and microbiological examination of the aspirate of the abscess fluid, the diagnosis was confirmed as mediastinal tuberculosis (TB) with abscess formation. The use of immunosuppressants was the probable risk factor. Thus, a keen observation along with a high degree of suspicion should be kept to diagnose and thereby reduce the morbidity and mortality due to mediastinal TB in posttransplant recipients.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed128    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded52    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal