Frequency of BK virus nephropathy in graft dysfunction biopsies


Cakalagaoglu F., Erbarut I., Tuglular S.

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, vol.36, no.3, pp.122-124, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dat.20101
  • Title of Journal : DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-124

Abstract

Background. BK virus nephropathy is the most common type of viral disease to occur following renal transplantation. Although its frequency differs according to transplantation center, the rate is between 1.5% and 20%. Diagnosis can be established histologically by renal allograft biopsy. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of BK virus nephropathy in patients who had had a renal biopsy for graft dysfunction at our center.