Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 8th, 1998
"Laryngeal masses are not always neoplasia," Ana M. Tato and colleagues wrote ("Laryngeal Tuberculosis in Renal Allograft Patients," American Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 1998;31(4):701-705).
The increased incidence of infection in the renal transplant population remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this group. The use of immunosuppressive therapy results in major defects in host defense and an increased prevalence of opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis.
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