Impact of cytomegalovirus infection on organ transplant recipients.

@article{Rubin1990ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cytomegalovirus infection on organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Robert H. Rubin},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 Suppl 7},
  pages={
          S754-66
        }
}
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the single most important infectious agent affecting recipients of organ transplants, with at least two-thirds of these patients having CMV infection 1-4 months after transplantation. Latently infected allografts are the major exogenous source of CMV infection in transplant recipients, although leukocyte-containing blood products can also transmit the virus. Three patterns of CMV infection are recognized: primary infection, reactivation infection, and superinfection… CONTINUE READING
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