Control of cytomegalovirus disease in renal transplant patients treated with prednisone, azathioprine and cyclosporine using intensive monitoring and decreased immunosuppression.

@article{Gmez1999ControlOC,
  title={Control of cytomegalovirus disease in renal transplant patients treated with prednisone, azathioprine and cyclosporine using intensive monitoring and decreased immunosuppression.},
  author={E Robles G{\'o}mez and Mar{\'i}a de O{\~n}a and Santiago Mel{\'o}n and Rodr{\'i}guez {\'A}lvarez and Ana S Laures and Minerva Rodr{\'i}guez and Alfonso Pobes and Jaime Alvarez-Grande},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={1999},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={238-45}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this trial was to study the effectiveness of intensive monitoring, together with an early decrease in immunosuppression, in reducing the prevalence of CMV disease in renal transplant recipients treated with prednisone, azathioprine and cyclosporine. METHODS From 1/95 to 11/97 a prospective, longitudinal study was conducted among 146 consecutive, unselected, renal transplant patients in our unit. Only 96 patients whose immunosuppressive regimens consisted of prednisone… CONTINUE READING

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