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

@article{Sheldon2000HumanHV,
  title={Human herpes virus 8 infection in kidney transplant patients in Belgium.},
  author={J. Sheldon and S. Henry and M. Mourad and M. Bod{\'e}us and J. Squifflet and T. Schulz and P. Goubau},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={
          1443-5
        }
}
  • J. Sheldon, S. Henry, +4 authors P. Goubau
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • 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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