Liver Transplant in a Patient with Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis


Yanko Y., Topaloglu S., Kocak B., Kanmaz T., Alan S., Acarli K., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.8, no.3, pp.262-265, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-265

Abstract

Objectives: Immunosuppressive treatment generally increases the severity of active infection. Therefore, liver transplant is contraindicated in the presence of active tuberculosis. Despite the importance of supportive treatment, liver transplant is the only treatment for fulminant hepatic failure.