Polyomavirus allograft nephropathy

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Polyomavirus allograft nephropathy

Polyomavirus allographt nephropathy, also called PVN, is a condition caused by a BK virus infection in the kidneys. This viral infection is most common in individials who have received a kidney transplant, because of the immunosuppressent medication they take in order to prevent rejection of the transplant by their own body. This means their immune systems aren't at their peak to provide protection against the virus. Treatment usually includes lowering immunosuppressent medication to allow the body to fight and get rid of the virus.

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The terms "Polyomavirus allograft nephropathy" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Reducing immunosuppression preserves allograft function in presumptive and definitive polyomavirus-associated nephropathy.
 

Author(s): S Schaub, H H Hirsch, M Dickenmann, J Steiger, M J Mihatsch, H Hopfer, M Mayr

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2010 Dec;10(12):2615-23.

 

Early detection of polyomavirus BK (BKV) viremia and reduction of immunosuppression is recommended for preventing polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PyVAN), but systematic histological evaluations were not performed in previous studies. We routinely screen for decoy cells and, if ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2010

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Polyomavirus nephropathy and Cytomegalovirus nephritis in renal allograft recipients.
 

Author(s): Vinita Agrawal, Ramesh Kumar Gupta, Manoj Jain, Narayan Prasad, Raj Kumar Sharma

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;53(4):672-5.

 

Polyomavirus nephropathy (PVN) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease are the most common viral pathogens causing allograft dysfunction in renal allograft recipients. They have been observed in transplant recipients with increasing frequency in the recent years with various reports describing ...

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2010

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Polyomavirus allograft nephropathy and concurrent acute rejection: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
 

Author(s): Volker Nickeleit, Michael J Mihatsch

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2004 May;4(5):838-9.

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2004

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