Differential Diagnosis of an Unusual Pelvic Mass in a Renal Transplant Recipient: Multidrug-Resistant Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis

Tatar E., Gungor O., Firat O. , Kircelli F., Arda B. , Harman M. , ...Daha Fazla

RENAL FAILURE, cilt.33, ss.1040-1042, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/0886022x.2011.618921
  • Dergi Adı: RENAL FAILURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1040-1042


Renal transplant patients are more prone to tuberculosis infection due to the underlying intense immunosuppression, with an incidence 20-74 times higher than that in the general population. It is associated with graft dysfunction and increased mortality rates. It can be frequently pulmonary but extra-pulmonary involvement is not rare, and in the latter case, it may be misinterpreted as genital malignancies. In this case report, we discuss a renal transplant patient with pelvic pain and fever, who was later diagnosed as having abdominopelvic tuberculosis.