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G Ital Nefrol. 2009 Mar-Apr;26 Suppl 45:S46-53.

[Cytomegalovirus and BK polyomavirus infection after renal transplantation].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1U.O.C. Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Polo Ospedaliero Interaziendale Trapianti, A.O. S. Camillo-Forlanini, INMI L. Spallanzani, Roma 00151, Italy. digiulio@tin.it

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK polyomavirus (BKV) infections have been described in a high percentage of renal transplant patients and are known to cause various complications in renal transplantation. They are closely related to immunosuppressive therapy and implicated in the progression of graft failure. This review focuses on the clinical aspects of CMV and BKV infection after renal transplantation, optimal monitoring, and recent preventive measures and interventions to improve graft function and recipient survival.

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