Delay of CMV infection in high-risk CMV mismatch lung transplant recipients due to prophylaxis with oral ganciclovir.

@article{Palmer2004DelayOC,
  title={Delay of CMV infection in high-risk CMV mismatch lung transplant recipients due to prophylaxis with oral ganciclovir.},
  author={Scott M. Palmer and Dan C Grinnan and B Diane Reams and Mark P. Steele and Robert H Messier and R Duane Davis},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={179-85}
}
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common opportunistic infection in lung transplant recipients. Despite the use of early post-operative intravenous ganciclovir, most high-risk patients develop CMV infection. We conducted this retrospective study to determine the efficacy of extended CMV prophylaxis with oral ganciclovir in high-risk, donor-positive-recipient-negative, lung recipients. All patients initially received 3 months of intravenous ganciclovir and CMV hyperimmune globulin. Clinical outcomes in… CONTINUE READING

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