Published in Blood Weekly, July 31st, 2003
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Transplantation, "During the past decade, polyoma virus (PV) infection has emerged as an important cause of graft dysfunction and failure in kidney transplant recipients. Establishing the correct diagnosis can be difficult because the histologic appearance of PV infection can resemble acute cellular rejection.
"We report a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient with PV infection, in whom both vascular and cellular rejection were...
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