Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA load predicts relapsing CMV infection after solid organ transplantation.

  title={Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA load predicts relapsing CMV infection after solid organ transplantation.},
  author={Irene G Sia and Jennie Wilson and Cynthia Groettum and Mark J. Espy and Thomas F. Smith and Carlos V. Paya},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={181 2},
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA load was analyzed as a marker for relapse of CMV infection in 24 solid organ transplant patients with CMV infection or disease who received a fixed 14-day course of intravenous ganciclovir. Viral load was measured in blood samples obtained before and at the completion of treatment. Eight (33%) of 24 patients developed relapsing CMV infection. Median pretreatment viral loads were higher in the relapsing group (80,150 copies/106 leukocytes) than in the nonrelapsing group… CONTINUE READING


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