Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 2, P339-371 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.02.003 View full text
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Ilkka Helanterä, Adrian Egli, Petri Koskinen, Irmeli Lautenschlager, Hans H. Hirsch

Abstract: Acute rejection episodes are an important risk factor for the functional deterioration of solid-organ transplants. With more intense immunosuppressive protocols, the rate of acute rejection episodes has significantly declined in the last decade, but long-term graft function and graft survival are challenged by increasing viral complications. In this article, recent data on the role of adenovirus, polyomavirus BK and JC, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus-6 and -7, and parvovirus B19 on the long-term outcome of…

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