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Cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics, July 2015
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Cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients
Published in
Clinics, July 2015
DOI 10.6061/clinics/2015(07)09
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Luiz Sergio Azevedo*, Lígia Camera Pierrotti, Edson Abdala, Silvia Figueiredo Costa, Tânia Mara Varejão Strabelli, Silvia Vidal Campos, Jéssica Fernandes Ramos, Acram Zahredine Abdul Latif, Nadia Litvinov, Natalya Zaidan Maluf, Helio Hehl Caiaffa Filho, Claudio Sergio Pannuti, Marta Heloisa Lopes, Vera Aparecida dos Santos, Camila da Cruz Gouveia Linardi, Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda, Heloisa Helena de Sousa Marques


Cytomegalovirus infection is a frequent complication after transplantation. This infection occurs due to transmission from the transplanted organ, due to reactivation of latent infection, or after a primary infection in seronegative patients and can be defined as follows: latent infection, active infection, viral syndrome or invasive disease. This condition occurs mainly between 30 and 90 days after transplantation. In hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in particular, infection usually occurs within the first 30 days after transplantation and in the presence of graft-versus-host disease. The major risk factors are when the recipient is cytomegalovirus seronegative and the donor is seropositive as well as when lymphocyte-depleting antibodies are used. There are two methods for the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection: the pp65 antigenemia assay and polymerase chain reaction. Serology has no value for the diagnosis of active disease, whereas histology of the affected tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage analysis are useful in the diagnosis of invasive disease. Cytomegalovirus disease can be prevented by prophylaxis (the administration of antiviral drugs to all or to a subgroup of patients who are at higher risk of viral replication) or by preemptive therapy (the early diagnosis of viral replication before development of the disease and prescription of antiviral treatment to prevent the appearance of clinical disease). The drug used is intravenous or oral ganciclovir; oral valganciclovir; or, less frequently, valacyclovir. Prophylaxis should continue for 90 to 180 days. Treatment is always indicated in cytomegalovirus disease, and the gold-standard drug is intravenous ganciclovir. Treatment should be given for 2 to 3 weeks and should be continued for an additional 7 days after the first negative result for viremia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 396 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 53 13%
Student > Master 51 13%
Researcher 40 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 9%
Other 34 9%
Other 67 17%
Unknown 117 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 119 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 42 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 28 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 5%
Other 39 10%
Unknown 126 32%
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