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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.11.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-312


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.