The prognostic significance of positive CMV cultures during surveillance of renal transplant recipients.

Renal transplant recipients are at risk of severe morbidity and mortality from CMV disease. We have undertaken routine surveillance for CMV shedding on 133 transplant recipients, using a rapid culture technique, in order to assess the incidence of CMV infection and disease in these patients and to assess the prognostic significance of detection in whole… CONTINUE READING