Infection with human herpesvirus 6 after kidney-pancreas transplant

Natividad Benito*, M. José Ricart, Tomás Pumarola, M. Angeles Marcos, Federico Oppenheimer, Asunción Moreno Camacho

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Abstract

We describe the first known case of symptomatic infection resulting from human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients. The role of HHV-6 in solid-organ transplant recipients is not well defined. In hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) HHV-6 may cause fever, rash, myelosuppression, interstitial pneumonitis, and encephalitis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1197-1199
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Beta-herpesviruses
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Human herpesvirus-6
  • Kidney-pancreas transplantation
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Transplantation

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