Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 2, P317-342 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.02.005 View full text
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Raymund R. Razonable

Abstract: Cytomegalovirus is the most common viral pathogen that affects solid organ transplant recipients. It directly causes fever, myelosuppression, and tissue-invasive disease, and indirectly, it negatively impacts allograft and patient survival. Nucleic acid amplification testing is the preferred method to confirm the diagnosis of CMV infection. Prevention of CMV disease using antiviral prophylaxis or preemptive therapy is critical in the management of transplant patients. Intravenous ganciclovir and oral valgancic…

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