Clinical efficacy of adenine arabinoside in therapy of cytomegalovirus infections in renal allograft recipients.


Three renal allograft recipients, two with cytomegalovirus pneumonia and one with cytomegalovirus retinitis, were treated with adenine arabinoside. The dose was 5-10 mg/kg per day administered for four to six days. There was no clinical improvement in any of the patients. One patient died from overwhelming interstitial viral pneumonia. Cytomegalovirus was… (More)