Acceleration of allograft failure by cytomegalovirus

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A number of human herpesviruses are important opportunistic pathogens that have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients including human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), HHV6, HHV7, HHV8 as well as HSV-1, VZV. However, HCMV has been linked both epidemiologically and through the use of animal models to the acceleration of acute and chronic allograft rejection. This review will cover the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and mechanisms of CMV-associated disease in the setting of transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in immunology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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