Factors Associated with Cytomegalovirus Reactivation Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Human Leukocyte Antigens Might Be Among the Risk Factors


Acar K., Aki S. Z. , ÖZKURT Z. N. , BOZDAYI G. , Rota S., Sucak G. T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.31, no.3, pp.276-285, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjh.2013.0244
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.276-285

Abstract

Objective: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) recipients. Current practice includes prophylactic and preemptive treatment modalities, which have risks, side effects, and costs of their own. There is no established risk scoring system that applies to all patients. We aimed to investigate the risk factors for CMV reactivation in AHSCT recipients.