BK virus in kidney transplant recipients: The influence of immunosuppression

Barraclough, Katherine A, Isbel, Nicole M., Staatz, Christine E. and Johnson, David W. (2011) BK virus in kidney transplant recipients: The influence of immunosuppression. Journal of Transplantation, 2011 1: Article ID 750836. doi:10.1155/2011/750836

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Author Barraclough, Katherine A
Isbel, Nicole M.
Staatz, Christine E.
Johnson, David W.
Title BK virus in kidney transplant recipients: The influence of immunosuppression
Journal name Journal of Transplantation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2090-0007
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1155/2011/750836
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2011
Issue 1
Start page Article ID 750836
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The incidence of BK virus infection in kidney transplant recipients has increased over recent decades, coincident with the use of more potent immunosuppression. More importantly, posttransplant BK virus replication has emerged as an important cause of graft damage and subsequent graft loss. Immunosuppression has been accepted as a major risk for BK virus replication. However, the specific contribution of individual immunosuppressive medications to this risk has not been well established. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the recent literature on the influence of the various immunosuppressant drugs and drug combinations on posttransplant BK virus replication. Evidence supporting the various immunosuppression reduction strategies utilised in the management of BK virus will also be briefly discussed.
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