Herpes viruses in transplant recipients: HSV, VZV, human herpes viruses, and EBV.

@article{Shiley2011HerpesVI,
  title={Herpes viruses in transplant recipients: HSV, VZV, human herpes viruses, and EBV.},
  author={Kevin T Shiley and Emily A. Blumberg},
  journal={Hematology/oncology clinics of North America},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={171-91}
}
The herpes viruses are responsible for a wide range of diseases in patients following transplant, resulting from direct viral effects and indirect effects, including tumor promotion. Effective treatments and prophylaxis exist for the neurotropic herpes viruses HSV-1, HSV-2, varicella zoster virus, and possibly HHV-6. Antivirals seem to be less effective at prevention of the tumor-promoting effects of Epstein-Barr virus and HHV-8. Reduction in immunosuppression is the cornerstone to treatment of… CONTINUE READING

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