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Effects of changing immunosuppressive regimen on the incidence, duration, and viral load of cytomegalovirus infection in renal transplantation: a single center report.

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Background. In this retrospective single center study we have evaluated the relation between the immunosuppressive regimen and the incidence and characteristics of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the setting without CMV prophylaxis from 1989 through 1998. Methods. All (470) first cadaveric renal transplantations in nonsensitized (PRA < 60%) patients were analyzed. Immunosuppression consisted of cyclosporine A (Sandimmune) and prednisolone from 1989 through 2-1993 (S; 189 patients), of c...

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Journal:
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
17-24
Publication date:
2002-03-01
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EISSN:
1399-3062
ISSN:
1398-2273

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