Urine cytology screening for polyoma virus infection following renal transplantation: the Oxford experience.


OBJECTIVE To review the first year of a monthly urine cytology screening service, introduced to identify renal transplant patients at risk of polyoma virus nephropathy (PVN), at an early, potentially treatable, stage. METHODS AND RESULTS Monthly urine samples (n = 392) were received from 97/108 transplant recipients in 2005. Of 56 patients with follow-up… (More)


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