Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 2, P373-393 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.01.003 View full text
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Kevin Shiley, Emily Blumberg

Abstract: The herpes viruses are responsible for a wide range of diseases in patients following transplant, resulting from direct viral effects and indirect effects, including tumor promotion. Effective treatments and prophylaxis exist for the neurotropic herpes viruses HSV-1, HSV-2, varicella zoster virus, and possibly HHV-6. Antivirals seem to be less effective at prevention of the tumor-promoting effects of Epstein-Barr virus and HHV-8. Reduction in immunosuppression is the cornerstone to treatment of many diseases a…

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