BK papova virus pneumonia following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

  title={BK papova virus pneumonia following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation},
  author={E Sandler and V Aquino and E Goss-Shohet and S Hinrichs and Karen K Krisher},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
BK papova virus infection is frequently seen after bone marrow transplantation as a causative agent of hemorrhagic cystitis. We report an 8-month-old child with osteopetrosis who died of a severe interstitial pneumonia after receiving an unrelated umbilical cord transplant. On autopsy, BK virus was detected in the lung tissue using immunofluorescence assay, cell culture and PCR. No other pathogens were recovered. BK virus infection should be considered as a cause of interstitial pneumonia in… CONTINUE READING
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