ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Ear, Nose Throat Findings of Renal Transplant Recipient Patients
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Bogaz Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Erzurum  
3 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Iç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
4 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi KBB Anabilim Dalı Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2007; 39: 8-10

Key Words: Renal transplantation, Infection, Ear nose throat
Abstract

 

Objective: Renal transplantation is a procedure which requires enthusiasm, patience and effort of both transplant physicians and patients. Therefore, utmost efforts should be exert to do whatever is conductive to keep hopes alive. Even the simplest form of an upper respiratory tract infection in the postoperative period may cause serious problems. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical characteristics and prevalence of ear, nose, and throat diseases in the renal transplant patients followed-up by the nephrology and transplantation outpatient clinic of our hospital and to investigate if there is a statistical significant difference between healthy people of similar age and gender, and transplant patients or not.

 

Materials and Methods: In 50 renal transplant patients followed -up by the nephrology and transplantation outpatient clinic of our hospital, ear, nose, and throat examinations were performed and prospectively recorded.

Results: Ten patients were diagnosed as orolabial herpes simplex and zoster. Acute rhinosinusitis in 4 patients and acute otitis media in 2 patients were also detected. No complications were observed due to early diagnosis and treatment of these patients.

Conclusion: Periodically pre and postoperative ear, nose, and throat examinations of renal transplant patients are important for determination and prevention of mortality and morbidity.

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