Herpesviruses detection by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy in lung transplant: viral infections and histopathological correlation.

@article{Costa2010HerpesvirusesDB,
  title={Herpesviruses detection by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy in lung transplant: viral infections and histopathological correlation.},
  author={Cristina Tom{\'a}s da Costa and Luisa Delsedime and Paolo Solidoro and Antonio Curtoni and Massimiliano Bergallo and Daniela Libertucci and Sergio Baldi and Mauro Rinaldi and Rossana Cavallo},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={1270-4}
}
The monitoring of herpesvirus infection plays a central role in lung transplantation (LT). Herein we evaluated the prevalence of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7), and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) DNA in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial biopsy (TBB) specimens from LT patients. We associated the findings with the occurrence of interstitial pneumonia, acute rejection, or organizing pneumonia. Viral DNA was detected using real-time… CONTINUE READING

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