A Unique Spectrum of Tuberculosis Flare Up Related to Cardiothoracic Surgery

Authors

  • Khaled E. Al-Ebrahim Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2865

Abstract

Three cases of tuberculosis (TB) related to or complicating cardiothoracic surgery are presented in this paper. The aim of this article is to alert cardiothoracic surgeons about the presence or rebound of TB, which can complicate cardiothoracic surgeries even in the immediate postoperative course.

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Published

2020-03-11

How to Cite

Al-Ebrahim, K. E. (2020). A Unique Spectrum of Tuberculosis Flare Up Related to Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Heart Surgery Forum, 23(2), E128-E131. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2865

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