BK virus

  title={BK virus},
  journal={American Journal of Transplantation},
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Transplantation
  • Infection with BK virus (BKV), a polyoma virus, occurs worldwide with seroprevalence rates as high as 60–80% reported among adults in the USA and Europe (1–3). Seroprevalence studies show the peak incidence of primary infection to occur in children 2–5, years of age (4). BKV antibody may be detected in as many as 50% of children by 3 years of age and in nearly 100% of children by 9–10 years of age (1–3). Clinical disease in immunocompetent hosts is rare although cystitis can occur. 


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