Arvind Raju Datla, Author at Neurology Advisor

Arvind Raju Datla

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Kidney Transplantation: Prevention and Management of Transplant Associated Complications – Polyoma BK Virus Infection

Does this patient have BK virus infection? BK virus (BKV) is a DNA virus that typically infects children and remains latent in the immunocompetent host. BK viruria develops in 25% of transplant recipients and viremia in about 15%. Histologically confirmed Polyoma Virus Allograft Nephropathy (or PVAN) occurs in <5% of patients. Older age, female donors,…

Kidney Transplantation: Prevention and Management of Transplant Associated Complications – Cytomegalovirus

Does this patient have cytomegalovirus? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) after Kidney Transplantation CMV is a human herpes virus (DNA virus). Approximately 2/3 of adults have been exposed to CMV and are consequently seropositive. CMV can be contracted from the general community, transmitted via solid organ transplantation, or may be a reactivation of latent disease. Definitions CMV infection:…

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