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Virol J. 2008 Mar 3;5:38. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-5-38.

Complications post renal transplantation: literature focus on BK virus nephropathy and diagnostic tools actually available.

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Department of Public Health Sciences, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. monicamischitelli@virgilio.it

Abstract

Clinical diagnosis of kidney transplants related illnesses is not a simple task. Several studies were conducted to define diseases and complications after renal transplantation, but there are no comprehensive guidelines about diagnostic tools for their prevention and detection. The Authors of this review looked for the medical literature and pertinent publications in particular to understand the role of Human Polyomavirus BK (BKV) in renal failure and to recognize analytical techniques for BK virus associated nephropathy (BKVAN) detection.

PMID:
18315864
PMCID:
PMC2268664
DOI:
10.1186/1743-422X-5-38
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