Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135--138

Multiple intracranial tuberculomas in a post-kidney transplant patient


Davood Yadegarynia1, Muayad A Merza2, Shahnaz Sali1, Zahra Sadat Seghatoleslami1 
1 Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Duhok, Azadi Hospital Street, Dohuk, Kurdistan, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Muayad A Merza
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Duhok, Azadi Hospital Street, Dohuk, Kurdistan, Iraq

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries. The most common presentation of TB is the pulmonary form; however, extrapulmonary manifestations are not uncommon, particularly in the immunocompromised patients. TB of the central nervous system is the most severe extrapulmonary presentation. We report a post-kidney transplant patient who had multiple ring-like lesions on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Based on the results of MRI and biopsy specimen, the patient was diagnosed with multiple intracranial tuberculomas. He was treated successfully with a standard quadruple therapy of rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol and pyrazinamide.


How to cite this article:
Yadegarynia D, Merza MA, Sali S, Seghatoleslami ZS. Multiple intracranial tuberculomas in a post-kidney transplant patient.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2016;27:135-138


How to cite this URL:
Yadegarynia D, Merza MA, Sali S, Seghatoleslami ZS. Multiple intracranial tuberculomas in a post-kidney transplant patient. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];27:135-138
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