Tuberculosis following renal transplantation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: a national registry-based cohort study

Increased tuberculosis (TB) disease risk has consistently been observed among solid organ transplant recipients [1, 2]. This may result from post-transplant immunosuppressive therapy, although underlying disease processes leading to transplant (including chronic kidney disease) are also associated with increased risk [3]. TB among transplant recipients is associated with increased risk of drug toxicity, drug–drug interactions, graft failure and mortality [4], and can lead to transmission to other vulnerable hospitalised patients. Consequently, global guidelines recommend systematic screening of patients undergoing solid organ transplant for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) [3].
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research

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Giuseppe Ristagno1*, Francesca Fumagalli1, Barbara Bottazzi2, Alberto Mantovani2,3,4, Davide Olivari1, Deborah Novelli1 and Roberto Latini1 1Department of Cardiovascular Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy 2Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy 3Humanitas University, Milan, Italy 4The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom The long pentraxin PTX3 is a member of the pentraxin family produced locally by stromal and myeloid cells in response to proinflammatory signals and microbial moieties. The p...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study they also showed PTX3 localized in NETs formed after neutrophil activation (5). Proteomics analysis revealed that PTX3 forms complexes with two anti-microbial proteins [azurocidin (AZU1) and myeloperoxidase (MPO)] associated to NETs (30). More recently, PTX3 localization in NETs has been confirmed, and the colocalization with AZU1 and MPO has been defined more accurately (31). Further investigation will be needed to understand the involvement of PTX3 interaction with AZU1 and MPO in their antibacterial role during NET formation. Regulation of Complement Activation PTX3 interaction with microorganisms is not...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 1Author(s): Lizbeth J. Cahuayme-Zuniga, Karen B. BrustPatients with chronic kidney disease have impaired immunity that increases their risk of infection. Increased incidence of mycobacterial infections, in particular Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is described in patients undergoing hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as after kidney transplantation in low-prevalence and high-prevalence settings. Diagnosis of this infection can be challenging because of atypical presentations that may lead to treatment delay and, consequently, ...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The objective is to study the clinical profile of tuberculosis (TB) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is retrospective study of CKD patients who were diagnosed to have TB over a period of seven years at a tertiary care hospital. TB was diagnosed in 115 patients with an incidence of 4200/100,000. Mean age of the patients was 46.9 ± 16 years. Sixty-two patients (53.9%) were male. Causes of CKD were diabetic nephropathy and hypertension in 11.3% each, chronic glomerulonephritis in 31.3%, chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis in 39.1%, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and post-renal transplant CKD in 3.5...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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This study aimed to assess the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) before initiating renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Taiwan. Total 16,052 subjects newly diagnosed with CKD between 2000 and 2012 were included in the CKD group, and 31,949 randomly selected subjects who did not have CKD formed the non-CKD group. Subjects with a history of pulmonary TB or RRT, including dialysis and renal transplantation, before the index date were excluded. We determined the incidence of pulmonary TB at the end of 2013. A multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model was u...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
This study showed no gender predilection for TB in the general population and immunocompromised. Duration of symptoms before diagnosis of TB was shorter in kidney dysfunction patients in comparison to the general population. TB cultures were the most positive tests whereas bronchoalveolar lavage and skin test were the least positive for detecting TB in the kidney dysfunction group. Improvement in registries and screening is required to enhance the capturing rate and detection among this group, as well as providing accurate data to health authorities and the public about the magnitude, future trends, treatments, and outcome...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. This, along with other noncommunicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases, poses a double burden on a region that is still struggling to cope with the scourge of communicable diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and more recently Ebola. Causes of CKD in the region are predominantly glomerulonephritis and hypertension, although type 2 diabetes is also becoming a significant cause as is the retroviral disease. Patients are generally younger than in the developed world, and there i...
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research
The link between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for more than 40 years, but the interaction between these 2 diseases is still poorly understood. Dialysis and renal transplant patients appear to be at a higher risk of TB, in part related to immunosuppression along with socioeconomic, demographic, and comorbid factors. Meanwhile, TB screening and diagnostic test performance is suboptimal in the CKD population, and there is limited evidence to guide protocols. Given the increasing prevalence of CKD in TB endemic areas, a merging of CKD and TB epidemics could have sig...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Mini Review Source Type: research
Authors: Ostermann M, Palchaudhuri P, Riding A, Begum P, Milburn HJ Abstract The risk of tuberculosis (TB) is significantly increased in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data on TB in CKD in the UK are sparse; most information stems from countries with high background prevalence. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of TB in CKD patients in South East London and to describe the epidemiology, treatment, and outcome. CKD patients with TB between 1994 and 2010 were identified retrospectively. Data were collected on type of renal replacement therapy, the method of TB diagnosis, disease site, treatment regim...
Source: Renal Failure - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Ren Fail Source Type: research
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