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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31823c4817
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Cytomegalovirus Infection in Liver Transplant Recipients

Hamilton, Keith W. MD; Blumberg, Emily A. MD

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Abstract

Abstract: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most common opportunistic infections in liver transplant recipients and has significant impact on patient outcomes. A number of strategies to prevent and treat CMV disease in these patients have been developed, but despite these advances, CMV infection still poses a unique and significant risk to liver transplant recipients. Liver transplant patients provide distinctive challenges, and a significant amount of controversy exists in their management compared to other organ transplant recipients because many studies evaluating the management of CMV are not specific to this population. This article reviews the effect of CMV on liver transplant recipients and the ongoing challenges in treatment and prevention of these complications.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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