Usefulness of the Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia Assay in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

@article{Chun2015UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia Assay in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis},
  author={J. Chun and Changhyun Lee and Ji-eun Kwon and S. W. Hwang and S. G. Kim and J. Kim and H. Jung and J. Im},
  journal={Intestinal Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={50 - 59}
}
  • J. Chun, Changhyun Lee, +5 authors J. Im
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Intestinal Research
  • Background/Aims Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at high risk for cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation. The usefulness of the CMV antigenemia assay in active UC patients has rarely been studied. We assessed whether the assay detects CMV colitis and predicts clinical outcomes in patients with UC. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients hospitalized for moderate-to-severe UC from 2003 to 2012. Positive CMV antigenemia was defined as ≥1 pp65-positive cell per 2… CONTINUE READING

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    When is an Assay of Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia Useful in Detecting Cytomegalovirus Colitis?
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Author's Reply

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 46 REFERENCES
    Cytomegalovirus Is Frequently Reactivated and Disappears Without Antiviral Agents in Ulcerative Colitis Patients
    • 181
    • Highly Influential
    Cytomegalovirus Load in Inflamed Intestinal Tissue Is Predictive of Resistance to Immunosuppressive Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis
    • 134
    • Highly Influential
    Cytomegalovirus Colitis Complicating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • 244
    • Highly Influential
    Cytomegalovirus infection in inflammatory bowel disease patients undergoing anti-TNFalpha therapy.
    • 74
    Clinical usefulness of human cytomegalovirus antigenemia assay after kidney transplantation
    • 31
    • PDF