Post-renal transplant cytomegalovirus infection: study of risk factors.

  title={Post-renal transplant cytomegalovirus infection: study of risk factors.},
  author={Vivek B Kute and Aruna Vishwanath Vanikar and Pankaj R. Shah and Manoj R. Gumber and Himanshu V. Patel and Suraj M. Godara and Bipin C. Munjappa and Vellanki Venkata Sainaresh and Divyesh P. Engineer and Siddharth H. Jain and Pranjal R. Modi and Veena Rasiklal Shah and Varsha B. Trivedi and Hargovind L. Trivedi},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={44 3},
OBJECTIVES Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common opportunistic infection following renal transplantation (RTx). It responds promptly to antiviral treatment. The mortality rate reaches 90% if untreated. Identification of risk factors helps in the early diagnosis of CMV. We studied demographic features, risk factors, and outcomes associated with CMV infection in RTx recipients despite ganciclovir prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 720 RTx recipients between 2007 and 2009. We examined… CONTINUE READING


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