alexa Intestinal Tuberculosis in a Liver Transplant Patient
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
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Case Report

Intestinal Tuberculosis in a Liver Transplant Patient

Rana M Ballo*, Benjamin Veenstra, David M Simon, Sheila Eswaran and Edie Y Chan
Rush University Medical Center, Division of Transplant Surgery and Section of Hepatology Chicago, Illinois, USA
Corresponding Author : Rana M Ballo
Rush University Medical Center
Division of Transplant Surgery and Section of Hepatology Chicago
Illinois, USA
Tel: +1 312-942-5000
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 08, 2014; Accepted May 28, 2014; Published May 30, 2014
Citation: Ballo RM, Veenstra B, Simon DM, Eswaran S, Chan EY (2014) Intestinal Tuberculosis in a Liver Transplant Patient. J Clin Case Rep 4:364. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000364
Copyright: © 2014 Ballo RM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Intestinal tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon manifestation of tuberculosis, especially in Western countries, and is most often seen in immigrant and immunosuppressed patients The incidence of intestinal TB has not been well documented for liver transplant patients in Western countries. This case report discusses the complications of intestinal TB in a liver transplant patient and addresses the importance of identifying the necessity for and timing of surgery. Given the immunosuppressed state of these patients, the expedient diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal condition is critical.

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