BK virus encephalitis with thrombotic microangiopathy in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient.

@article{Silva2011BKVE,
  title={BK virus encephalitis with thrombotic microangiopathy in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient.},
  author={Rodrigo Lopes da Silva and Ingrid Ferreira and Gilda Teixeira and Dawn Cordeiro and Manuela S. Mafra and Imgard Costa and J M Bravo Marques and Margarida Abecasis},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
BK virus (BKV) infection occurs most often in immunocompromised hosts, in the setting of renal or bone marrow transplantation. Hemorrhagic cystitis is the commonest manifestation but in recent years infections in other organ systems have been reported. We report an unusual case of biopsy-proven BKV encephalitis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient who subsequently developed thrombotic microangiopathy. As far as we know, this is the first report of such an association in a transplant… CONTINUE READING
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