Prospective monitoring of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in adult renal transplant recipients during the early posttransplant period: role of mycophenolate mofetil.

@article{Holmes2009ProspectiveMO,
  title={Prospective monitoring of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in adult renal transplant recipients during the early posttransplant period: role of mycophenolate mofetil.},
  author={Michael V Holmes and Ben Caplin and Claire E Atkinson and Colette Joanne Smith and Mark Harber and Paul Sweny and Tanzina Haque},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={852-6}
}
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease. We monitored the incidence of EBV viraemia in adult renal transplant recipients and investigated the association with clinical parameters. METHODS Whole blood from 115 renal transplant patients was tested regularly by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for EBV DNA during the first 90 days posttransplantation. RESULTS Sixty four of 115 (56%) patients had detectable EBV DNA in… CONTINUE READING

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