BK virus nephritis: risk factors, timing, and outcome in renal transplant recipients.

@article{Vasudev2005BKVN,
  title={BK virus nephritis: risk factors, timing, and outcome in renal transplant recipients.},
  author={Brahm Vasudev and Sundaram Hariharan and Syed A Hussain and Yong-ran Zhu and Barbara A. Bresnahan and Eric P. Cohen},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          1834-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND BK virus nephritis (BKVN) has emerged as an important cause of renal transplant failure. Quantified analysis of its timing and clinical course is generally lacking. We have thus quantified the timing, risk factors, evolution of renal function, and transplant graft outcome in renal transplant recipients with BKVN from our center. METHODS A total of 41 cases of BKVN were diagnosed in 1001 renal and renal/pancreas transplant recipients. There were 2 groups: group I (N= 16), with… CONTINUE READING

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