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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198-200
Tuberculous Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Patient


Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplantation Center, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Mahmoud Samhan
Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplantation Center, P O Box 6031, Hawaly 32035
Kuwait
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The incidence of mycobacterial infection (TB) is significantly higher in patients with end-stage renal disease and renal transplant recipients than in normal individuals. Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF) resulting from Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection are uncommon. We describe a 44-year old renal transplant recipient with such a lesion that had typical clinical presentation and radiological appearance of TEF and was successfully treated conservatively.


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