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Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Infection in Renal / Pancreatic Transplant

Purpose:

To evaluate a renal and/or pancreatic transplant who is at high risk for invasive CMV infection based on the study of Akalin et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

B25

Description:

Akalin et al identified risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection in recipients of renal and/or pancreatic transplant. These can help identify a patient who may benefit from higher dose or prolonged prophylaxis with ganciclovir or valganciclovir). The authors are from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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