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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-192

Tuberculosis in posttransplant recipients: Challenges in fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography reporting in countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dhanapathi Halanaik
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_225_20

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a common bacterial infection in developing countries. Solid-organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients are more prone to this infection. Reactivation from previously acquired infection is the most common mode. It has to be ruled out in cases of pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) before ruling out the other possibilities. We present two cases of incidentally detected TB in the posttransplant patients referred for the evaluation of PUO.


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