Detection of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in kidney allografts prior to the development of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Abstract

Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) DNA was identified in kidney allografts in 2 of 3 transplant recipients prior to the development of Kaposi's sarcoma, and increase in viral antibody titer was found in the third. Combined genotypic and serologic analyses could be used to identify patients at risk and suggest that the kidney may be a site of HHV-8 latency. 

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@article{Sarid2001DetectionOH, title={Detection of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in kidney allografts prior to the development of Kaposi's sarcoma.}, author={Ronit Sarid and Gallina Pizov and Dvora Rubinger and Rebecca Backenroth and Marlene Friedlaender and F. W. Schwartz and Daniel Wolf}, journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America}, year={2001}, volume={32 10}, pages={1502-5} }