Cytomegalovirus DNA load patterns developing after lung transplantation are significantly correlated with long-term patient survival.

BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes complications after lung transplantation (LuTX). We have investigated whether patient survival is associated with CMV DNA load patterns developing in EDTA-plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) during the first year after LuTX and whether patients' predispositions influence this development. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING