Posts Tagged ‘opportunistic infection’

April 14, 2012

Chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus-6 in transplant recipients


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CIHHV-6 occurs in a small proportion of patients and presents with very high HHV-6 viral loads. It can be mistaken for active infection and unnecessarily treated. In this case series, 7 liver transplant patients with CIHHV-6 are described in addition to 14 cases already published in the literature. Although no patient had clinical symptoms related […]

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April 14, 2012

A Cluster of Pneumocystis Infections Among Renal Transplant Recipients: Molecular Evidence of Colonized Patients as Potential Infectious Sources of Pneumocystis jirovecii.


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Kidney transplant recipients are usually receive prophylaxis for Pneumocystis infections for 6-12 months post-transplant. Although infections are generally uncommon, several outbreaks in transplant patients have been reported in the past two decades. In this study from France, 18 kidney transplant patients developed Pneumocystis infection. These patients were compared to control patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia. Molecular […]

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