Ciprofloxacin decreased polyoma BK virus load in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

@article{Leung2005CiprofloxacinDP,
  title={Ciprofloxacin decreased polyoma BK virus load in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.},
  author={Anskar Yu-Hung Leung and Maggie T L Chan and Kwok-Yung Yuen and Vincent Cheng and Kwok-Hung Chan and Chris Lei Po Wong and Raymond Liang and Albert Kwok Wai Lie and Yok-lam Kwong},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={528-37}
}
BACKGROUND Polyoma BK virus (BKV) is associated with hemorrhagic cystitis during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The objective of this study was to test whether standard-dose ciprofloxacin might suppress reactivation of BKV infection during HSCT. METHODS Sixty-eight patients received ciprofloxacin or a cephalosporin as antibiotic prophylaxis after undergoing allogeneic HSCT. Urine samples were collected weekly from day 7 before HSCT to day 50 after HSCT. Laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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