Viral infection in the renal transplant recipient.

  title={Viral infection in the renal transplant recipient.},
  author={Camille Nelson Kotton and Jay A Fishman},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={16 6},
Viruses are among the most common causes of opportunistic infection after transplantation and the most important. The risk for viral infection is a function of the specific virus encountered, the intensity of immune suppression used to prevent graft rejection, and other host factors governing susceptibility. Viral infection, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, causes the "direct effects" of invasive disease and "indirect effects," including immune suppression predisposing to other opportunistic… CONTINUE READING
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