Human herpes virus 8 infection in kidney transplant patients in Belgium.

  title={Human herpes virus 8 infection in kidney transplant patients in Belgium.},
  author={Julie Sheldon and Sharon Henry and Magdy Hussein Mourad and Monique Bod{\'e}us and Jean Paul Squifflet and Thomas F Schulz and P. F. J. Goubau},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={15 9},
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) may arise as a complication of kidney transplantation. In the Saint Luc Teaching Hospital in Brussels, patients of both Belgian and foreign origin are treated. The prevalence of human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection differs in different geographical settings. We wanted to estimate the background infection rate and the risk of infection in our transplant population: a first step towards evaluating the necessity of HHV-8 screening. METHODS Serum samples were… CONTINUE READING


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