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Clinical Features of the Polyomavirus Type BK Nephropathy in a Renal Transplant Patient

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Description:

Polyomavirus type BK (BKV) is a common DNA virus that may be latent within renal epithelial cells. Under certain circumstances it can cause a serious nephropathy in a transplanted kidney with the potential for allograft failure.

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