BK virus-associated nephropathy in two pediatric kidney recipients

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

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.40, sa.1, ss.310-312, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.11.020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.