BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipients.

  title={BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipients.},
  author={Jagadish S Jamboti},
  volume={21 8},
BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) occurs in up to 10% of renal transplant recipients and can result in graft loss. The reactivation of BK virus in renal transplant recipients is largely asymptomatic, and routine surveillance especially in the first 12-24 months after transplant is necessary for early recognition and intervention. Reduced immunosuppression and anti-viral treatment in the early stages may be effective in stopping BK virus replication. Urinary decoy cells, although highly specific, lack… CONTINUE READING


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