Posts Tagged ‘BK virus’

June 21, 2013

Donor and Recipient BKV-Specific IgG Antibody and Posttransplantation BKV Infection: A Prospective Single-Center Study


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BK nephropathy is an important cause of graft failure. Similar to other viruses, it is possible that BK donor and recipient serology screening could be used to risk stratify patients. Sood et al. performed BK serology on 192 adult and 11 pediatric donor and recipient pairs. Recipients also underwent BK surveillance. They divided patients into […]

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June 21, 2013

Screening for BK Viremia Reduces But Does Not Eliminate the Risk of BK Nephropathy: A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis


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BK nephropathy is an important cause of graft loss and the majority of kidney transplant centers perform plasma BK virus screening. The purpose of screening is to detect virus early so that pre-emptive measures such as reduction of immunosuppression can be employed, thereby preventing progression to nephropathy. Knight et al. reviewed 369 kidney transplant recipients […]

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