Cytomegalovirus hepatitis in liver transplantation: prospective analysis of 93 consecutive orthotopic liver transplantations.

@article{Paya1989CytomegalovirusHI,
  title={Cytomegalovirus hepatitis in liver transplantation: prospective analysis of 93 consecutive orthotopic liver transplantations.},
  author={Carlos V. Paya and Phillipe Hermans and Russell H. Wiesner and Jurgen Ludwig and Timothy F. Smith and Jorge Rakela and Ruud A. F. Krom},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={
          752-8
        }
}
Ninety-three consecutive orthotopic liver transplantations in 78 patients were followed prospectively to study the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) hepatitis. CMV hepatitis occurred in 13 (17%). The diagnosis was established by both histology and culture in 5, only by histology in 6, and only by culture in 2. All 13 patients had CMV viruria and 9 had viremia at diagnosis. CMV hepatitis developed in 64% of CMV-seronegative (pretransplantation) patients who received a liver from a CMV… CONTINUE READING
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