Issue: 2017 > November > case report

Donor-derived tuberculosis via orthotopic liver transplantation

B.N. Ruijter, A.K.S. van Wijngaarden, B. van Hoek, M. Mensen, D. van Soolingen, S.M. Arend
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We present a case of donor-derived tuberculosis after liver transplantation, in which the donor origin of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate was made most likely by DNA fingerprinting. Screening for latent tuberculosis of transplant donors originating from high endemic areas with an ex-vivo interferon-gamma release assay should be considered.