Infectious Complications of Induction Therapies in Kidney Transplantation


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Bayraktar A., Catma Y., Akyildiz A., Demir E., Bakkaloglu H., Ucar A. R. , ...More

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, vol.24, pp.412-417, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/aot.915885
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.412-417
  • Keywords: BK Virus, Cytomegalovirus, Kidney Transplantation, RABBIT ANTITHYMOCYTE GLOBULIN, CYTOMEGALOVIRUS-INFECTION, RENAL-TRANSPLANTATION, NEPHROPATHY, BASILIXIMAB, PREVENTION, RECIPIENTS, DISEASE, RISK

Abstract

Background: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus (BKV) are post-transplant opportunistic viral infections that affect patient and graft survival. This study was designed to evaluate the risk of BKV nephropathy and CMV disease in kidney transplant recipients who received induction therapy with ATG or basiliximab.