Transplantation 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Department of Renal Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia Centre for Kidney Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
Polyomavirus BK virus (BKPyV) infection is an important complication of kidney transplantation and allograft failure. The prevalence of viremia is 10-15%, compared with BK associated nephropathy (BKPyVAN) at 3-5%. Given that there are no effective anti-viral prophylaxis or treatment strategies for BKPyVAN, active screening to detect BKPyV viraemia is recommended, particularly during the early post-transplant period. Read More