Mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) (re)activation and its impact on organ transplant patients.

@article{Reinke1999MechanismsOH,
  title={Mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) (re)activation and its impact on organ transplant patients.},
  author={Petra Reinke and Susanna Proesch and Florian G. Kern and H. D. Volk},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={157-64}
}
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection plays an important role in transplant patients. Its impact is both direct and indirect. This review focuses on new aspects of HCMV (re)activation and HCMV related pathology, particularly HCMV-associated renal allograft injury. During the last two years we have learned that HCMV is more frequently (re)activated, even in healthy people, than previously expected. Inflammatory as well as stress mediators and some drugs may (re)activate the virus by using… CONTINUE READING

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