Laboratory measurements of viral load Cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barr and BK polyomavirus
116-118) For this and other not entirely understood reasons, BK polyomavirus
infection has trophism for transplanted kidneys, and polyomavirus nephropathy has been called the most important infections complication affecting kidney transplant recipients.
Infection with BK polyomavirus
(BKPyV) or JC polyomavirus causes substantial illness and death in immunocompromised populations, including transplant recipients and HIV patients (1).
Prospective monitoring of BK polyomavirus
infection early post-transplantation in nonrenal solid organ transplant recipients.
infection in the renal transplant recipient.
The viruses most frequently implicated in HC are BK polyomavirus
and adenovirus type 11 [16-18].
BOSTON -- JC virus, a human polyomavirus known to promote neurologic disease, may lurk in a quarter of all kidney transplant patients suspected of harboring a BK polyomavirus
infection, said Pradip Manna, Ph.
Pathologic examination of a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sample showed scattered cells, primarily columnar bronchial cells, with cytomorphologic changes reminiscent of BK polyomavirus
(BKPyV) infected decoy cells.
Correlates of quantitative measurement of BK polyomavirus
(BKV) DNA with clinical course of BKV infection in renal transplant patients.
Adjuvant Low-dose Cidofovir therapy for BK polyomavirus
interstitial nephritis in renal transplant recipients.
(BKPyV) has been associated with nephropathy in renal transplant recipients and JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in immunocompromised persons (2,3).
Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) is a tubular interstitial inflammatory disease caused by lytic infection of epithelial tubular cells by human BK polyomavirus
(BKV) in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation.