Monthly screening for BK viremia is an effective strategy to prevent BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND BK polyomavirus virus (BKV) nephropathy (BKVN) is the most common viral infection that affects renal allografts. Because a specific antiviral therapy is lacking, BKVN may result in graft dysfunction and/or loss. We prospectively analyzed whether monthly nucleic acid testing (NAT) for BKV replication in blood and immediate reduction of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2011.00619.x

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@article{Almras2011MonthlySF, title={Monthly screening for BK viremia is an effective strategy to prevent BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipients.}, author={Cyrielle Alm{\'e}ras and Fernando Vetromile and Val{\'e}rie Garrigue and Ilan Szwarc and Vincent Foulongne and Georges Mourad}, journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society}, year={2011}, volume={13 2}, pages={101-8} }