CMV Viremia is associated with a decreased incidence of BKV reactivation after kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation.

@article{Elfadawy2013CMVVI,
  title={CMV Viremia is associated with a decreased incidence of BKV reactivation after kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation.},
  author={Nissreen Elfadawy and Stuart M. Flechner and Xiaobo Liu and Jesse D. Schold and Titte R. Srinivas and Emilio D. Poggio and Richard A Fatica and Robin Avery and Sherif Beniameen Mossad},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={1097-103}
}
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus (BKV) infections can cause significant morbidity after kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant. There are limited data on the epidemiology and interactions between these two viral pathogens. METHODS We prospectively screened 609 kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant recipients from January 2007 to June 2011 for BKV and/or CMV viremia. This included 7453 quantitative BKV polymerase chain reaction and 15,496 quantitative CMV polymerase chain reaction… CONTINUE READING
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