BK virus-associated nephropathy in two pediatric kidney recipients


Fidan K., Soylernezoglu O., Cakir A., Barit G., Dalgic A., Buyan N.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.40, no.1, pp.310-312, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Posttransplant renal dysfunction episodes can result from a variety of causes, including polyomavirus (BK virus)-associated nephropathy (PVAN). It is a well-recognized entity with a high incidence of graft failure. The delicate balance of viral infection and immune regulation in the transplant population would allow development of successful long-term strategies. In this presentation, we have described two PVAN cases of our institution and reviewed the literature.