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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Human herpesvirus 6 in donor biopsies associated with the incidence of clinical cytomegalovirus disease and hepatitis C virus recurrence|
|Abstract:||Background: Reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), as well as the recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV), occurs in the post liver transplantation period. However, their correlations remain questionable. The objectives of this study were to analyze the presence of CMV DNA and HHV-6 DNA in pre-transplant and post-transplant liver graft biopsies and to determine any correlations with CMV disease and HCV recurrence. Methods: Forty-one liver transplant recipients were followed up in the post-transplant period. The presence of CMV DNA and HHV-6 DNA was detected by nested PCR. Results: Four patients (4/41, 9.8%) were positive for CMV DNA in pre-transplant biopsies and three of them remained positive after transplantation; 11 patients became positive in the post-transplant biopsies (p = 0.06). Fifteen (15/41, 36.6%) patients were positive for HHV-6 DNA in pre-transplant biopsies and 11 of these remained positive after transplantation. Another 11 patients became positive after the surgery (p = 0.05). CMV disease occurred in 17 recipients; 10 of these 17 (58.8%) patients were positive for HHV-6 DNA in pre-transplant biopsies and they continued positive after transplantation (p = 0.0128). Twenty-eight patients were transplanted due to hepatitis C; 12 of these patients had recurrence of the virus, and HHV-6 was positive in nine of the 12 (75%) patients (p = 0.049). Conclusions: Recipients with HHV-6 DNA in pre-transplant graft biopsies remained positive post transplantation, showing a possible risk for post-transplant allograft loss because there was an association between HHV-6 and recurrent HCV and CMV disease. (C) 2011 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
Human herpesvirus 6
|Editor:||Elsevier Sci Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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