Monitoring of human cytomegalovirus infections and ganciclovir treatment in heart transplant recipients by determination of viremia, antigenemia, and DNAemia.

@article{Gerna1991MonitoringOH,
  title={Monitoring of human cytomegalovirus infections and ganciclovir treatment in heart transplant recipients by determination of viremia, antigenemia, and DNAemia.},
  author={Giuseppe Gerna and Donato Zipeto and Maurizio Parea and Maria Grazia Revello and Enrico Maria Silini and Elena Percivalle and Maurizio Zavattoni and Peter Grossi and Gabriele Milanesi},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={164 3},
  pages={488-98}
}
Fourteen heart transplant recipients were monitored for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection based on determination of antigenemia, viremia, and DNAemia (by polymerase chain reaction [PCR]) in peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL). Three patients had symptomatic primary, 10 had recurrent (3 asymptomatic), and 1 (seronegative) had no HCMV… CONTINUE READING