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Pol·y·o·ma·vi·rus

(pol'ē-ō'mă-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Papovaviridae) containing DNA (MW 3 × 106), having virions about 45 nm in diameter, and including viruses oncogenic for animals; includes the polyoma virus of rodents, vacuolating viruses (SV40) of primates, and the BK and JC viruses of humans.
[poly- + G. -ōma, tumor]
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polyomavirus

(pŏl′ē-ō′mə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of DNA viruses that infect birds and mammals and induce tumors in certain rodents.
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polyomavirus

A small icosahedral, double-stranded oncogenic DNA virus of the Papovaviridae family, which may be used to induce experimental tumours in mice. The polyomavirus may be identified in both domestic and wild rodents.
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Pol·y·o·ma·vi·rus

(pol'ē-ō'mă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses oncogenic for animals; includes the polyoma virus of rodents, and the BK and JC viruses of humans.
[poly- + G. -ōma, tumor]
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(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.
Renal allograft biopsies with suspected polyomavirus infection are particularly problematic for diagnosis of concomitant rejection because the tubulointerstitial inflammatory infiltrates are histologically similar, yet treatment for polyomavirus is essentially "opposite" of that for rejection.
Trichodysplasia spinulosa is characterized by active polyomavirus infection. J Clin Virol.
Infection-related signs and symptoms during MCPyV and TSPyV seroconversions compared with previous and subsequent intervals for asymptomatic polyomavirus infections in children, Finland, January 2011-July 2013 * Previous interval Virus sign/symptom Interval, No.
Merkel cell polyomavirus infection occurs during early childhood and is transmitted between siblings.
Jackson et al., "Prospective monitoring of bk polyomavirus infection early posttransplantation in nonrenal solid organ transplant recipients," Transplantation, vol.
Human polyomavirus infection of renal allografts: histopathologic diagnosis, clinical significance, and literature review.
This approach was based on Luminex technology and shown to be a reliable method for seroepidemiologic studies of papillomavirus and polyomavirus infections (19,21,33,35,36).
Despite numerous reports describing seroprevalence for human polyomaviruses, less is known about seroconversion or signs and symptoms of primary polyomavirus infection (13,14,20).
Detecting BKV and JCV with PCR is of high sensitivity and specificity and is helpful in timely discovering and treating polyomavirus infection. On this account, we used real-time quantitative PCR (probe method) to detect content of BCV and JCV in renal transplant recipients, aiming to provide a valuable basis for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic schedule.
Dorries, "High frequency of polyomavirus infection in lymphoid cell preparations after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation," Transplantation Proceedings, vol.