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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 16, Issue 5, Pages 304-308
Trainee Award Review Article

The Risk of Tuberculosis Transmission in Solid Organ Transplant: Is It More Than a Theoretical Concern?

Gregory Rose

Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Received 29 April 2005; Accepted 31 May 2005

Copyright © 2005 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present case report describes a therapeutic dilemma regarding the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during transplantation of solid organs, places this phenomenon within the context of the literature, and makes recommendations for screening and therapy.