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Viral Infection Following Kidney Transplantation: Long-Term Follow-up in a Single Center

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Author(s)
E.A. HwangM.J. KangS.Y. HanS.B. ParkH.C. Kim
Keimyung Author(s)
Han, Seung YeupHwang, Eun AhPark, Sung BaeKim, Hyun Chul
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
Journal Title
Transplantation Proceeding
Issued Date
2004
Volume
36
Issue
7
Abstract
Introduction. Viral infections are a leading cause of posttransplantation morbidity and
mortality. The use of more potent immunosuppressive agents is responsible in part for the
increasing incidence of some viral infections. This study summarized our experience with
viral infections in 561 kidney transplant recipients.
Methods. The spectrum of viral infections in 561 consecutive kidney transplant recipi-
ents was examined retrospectively from November 1982 to November 2002.
Results. During a mean follow-up of 64.0 months, 193 virus infections in 156 of 561
kidney transplant recipients were recorded, an incidence of 34.2%. The most common
viruses were cytomegalovirus (36.3%), varicella zoster virus (29.0%), herpes simplex virus
(23.8%), BK virus (4.7%), hepatitis B virus (3.6%), and hepatitis C virus (2.6%). Among
the CMV infections, 77.1% developed subclinical CMV infection and 22.9% had CMV
disease. Generalized herpes zoster infection occurred in three cases and chicken pox in six
cases. During a mean follow-up of 64.0 months, two of 159 patients died of CMV
pneumonia.
Conclusion. Viral infections among the kidney transplant recipients continue to be a
major problem despite significant progress in understanding the pathogenesis of viral
infection and the advent of antiviral therapy.
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
한승엽
황은아
박성배
김현철
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
E.A. Hwang et al. (2004). Viral Infection Following Kidney Transplantation: Long-Term Follow-up in a Single Center. Transplantation Proceeding, 36(7), 2118–2119. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2004.08.008
Type
Article
ISSN
0041-1345
Source
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041134504008632?via%3Dihub
DOI
10.1016/j.transproceed.2004.08.008
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34721
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1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
3. Research Institutues (연구소) > Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
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