Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 2, P271-283 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.02.002 View full text
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Gayle P. Balba, Basit Javaid, Joseph G. Timpone

Abstract: Renal transplant recipients continue to have progressive kidney dysfunction and renal graft loss has been attributed to emerging opportunistic infections, specifically BK virus (BKV). BKV is postulated to be selected by the new potent immunosuppressive medications and to be an important factor in graft failure. The prevalence of BKV nephropathy (BKVN) is estimated to be 1% to 10% and renal allograft loss from BKVN has been estimated to occur in up to 50% of affected recipients. With the increasing recognition …

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