Human herpesvirus-6 infection after lung and heart-lung transplantation: a prospective longitudinal study.

@article{Jacobs2003HumanHI,
  title={Human herpesvirus-6 infection after lung and heart-lung transplantation: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Jacobs and Christiane Knoop and Françoise Brancart and Philippe Gilot and Christian M{\'e}lot and Baudouin Byl and M R Delforge and Marc Estenne and Corinne Liesnard},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 12},
  pages={1996-2001}
}
BACKGROUND Although human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 is now recognized as a frequent pathogen after transplantation, the real impact of this infection in patients undergoing transplantation remains unclear. METHODS During 27 months, 30 consecutive heart-lung- and lung-transplant recipients were included on the day of transplantation and prospectively followed during 100 days for HHV-6 infection. RESULTS HHV-6 infection occurred in 20 (66%) patients after a median delay of 18 days after… CONTINUE READING

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