Pre-emptive treatment with oral valganciclovir in management of CMV infection after cardiac transplantation.

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BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has long been recognized as the most common opportunistic pathogen in transplant recipients. The use of post-detection antiviral treatment of CMV as a strategy to prevent disease in cardiac recipients is becoming the standard policy. Valganciclovir is an oral pro-drug of ganciclovir, with a 10-fold greater bioavailability… (More)

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