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Evaluation of Fluoroquinolones for the Prevention of BK Viremia after Renal Transplantation

By Steven Gabardi, Sushrut S. Waikar, Spencer Martin, Keri Roberts, Jie Chen, Lea Borgi, Hussein Sheashaa, Christine Dyer, Sayeed K. Malek, Stefan G. Tullius, Nidyanandh Vadivel, Monica Grafals, Reza Abdi, Nader Najafian, Edgar Milford and Anil Chandraker

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Background and objectives: Nearly 30% of renal transplant recipients develops BK viremia, a prerequisite for BK nephropathy. Case reports have evaluated treatment options for BK virus, but no controlled studies have assessed prophylactic therapies. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics were studied for prevention of BK viremia after renal transplantation

Topics: Original Articles
Publisher: American Society of Nephrology
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2893065
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