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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224
 

Tuberculosis in renal transplant recipient


1 Department of Medicine, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati-32, Assam, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati-32, Assam, India

Date of Web Publication1-Dec-2010

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.73436

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Kalita P, Phukan C, Ali S, Barman A K. Tuberculosis in renal transplant recipient. Indian J Nephrol 2010;20:224

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Kalita P, Phukan C, Ali S, Barman A K. Tuberculosis in renal transplant recipient. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 16];20:224. Available from: https://www.indianjnephrol.org/text.asp?2010/20/4/224/73436


Sir,

We read with interest the article on the allograft and prostatic involvement in a renal transplant recipient with disseminated tuberculosis by Sreejith et al. [1] We have also encountered a few patients of renal transplant with tuberculosis. However, we have a few queries.

  • Is culture and sensitivity necessary to all patients with tuberculosis? It has been found that primary drug resistance is increasingly being reported in the general population. [2]
  • What is the ideal duration of treatment for such patients? The regimens used in different centers vary in dose and duration. These regimens are not validated and are based on individual preferences and responses. [2]
  • Will transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) guided aspiration of prostatic abscess be an ideal treatment in a situation like this? TRUS guided aspiration of prostatic abscess is a safe and effective method. [3] It has proven its efficacy even in tubercular prostatic abscess. [4]


 
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1.Sreejith P, Jha V, Kohli HS, Rathi M, Gupta KL, Sakhuja V. Allograft and prostatic involvement in a renal transplant recipient with disseminated tuberculosis. Indian J Nephrol 2010;20:40-2.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Sundaram M, Adhikary SD, John GT, Kekre NS. Tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients. Indian J Urol 2008;24:396-400.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Gφπόώ C, Ozden E, Karaboπa R, Yaπci C. The value of transrectal ultrasound guided needle aspiration in treatment of prostatic abscess. Eur J Radiol 2004;52:94-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.Puri R, Jain P, Sud R, Kumar M, Hussain S, Basnotra A, Eloubeidi MA. EUS-guided drainage of an isolated primary tubercular prostatic abscess. Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:425-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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