Maintenance immunosuppressive agents as risk factors for BK virus nephropathy: a case-control study.

@article{Manitpisitkul2009MaintenanceIA,
  title={Maintenance immunosuppressive agents as risk factors for BK virus nephropathy: a case-control study.},
  author={Wana Manitpisitkul and Cinthia B Drachenberg and Emilio Ramos and Raghava B Munivenkatappa and Benjamin Philosophe and David K Klassen and Abdolreza Haririan},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={83-8}
}
BACKGROUND The specific role of different immunosuppressive agents as risk factors for BK virus nephropathy (BKN) has not been well studied. METHODS In this case-control study, we examined the association of tacrolimus (TAC), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and prednisone with BKN in renal allograft recipients transplanted between 1997 and 2004 at our center who underwent biopsies for allograft dysfunction. Drug levels or doses were recorded during the 3 months before the index biopsy. Random… CONTINUE READING