Management and outcome of BK viremia in renal transplant recipients: a prospective single-center study.

@article{Sood2012ManagementAO,
  title={Management and outcome of BK viremia in renal transplant recipients: a prospective single-center study.},
  author={Puneet Sood and Shamila Senanayake and Kumar Sujeet and Radhika Medipalli and Yong Ran Zhu and Christopher Peter Johnson and Sundaram Hariharan},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={814-21}
}
BACKGROUND BK viremia can lead to nephritis, which can progress to irreversible kidney transplant failure. Our prospective study provides management and outcome of BK viremia in renal transplant recipients. METHODS Two hundred forty de novo kidney-only recipients were enrolled from July 2007 to July 2010 and followed for 1 year. Standard immunosuppression with Thymoglobulin/interleukin 2 receptor blocker and mycophenolate mofetil/tacrolimus (Tac)/prednisone was employed. Quantitative BK virus… CONTINUE READING
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