BK polyomavirus nephropathy (BKN) is an important cause of renal allograft dysfunction and loss. The mainstay of therapy is reduced immunosuppression, but definitive protocols for the diagnosis and management remain to be defined. We report here a retrospective analysis of 6 patients with BKN treated with cidofovir and intravenous immunoglobulin(IVIG).
Mehrotra, MD, Anita; Dinavahi, MD, Rajani; and Francos, MD, George C.
"Cidofovir and intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of BK polyomarivus nephropathy,"
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