In Which Patients is Cytomegalovirus Most Harmful?
JUN 11, 2017 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF
Genovefa Papanicolaou, MD, Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explains in which patient population is CMV most harmful.
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
“[Cytomegalovirus] can be particularly harmful in patients that have undergone bone marrow transplants.
Actually, CMV is the single most important viral infection [to watch for] after transplantation. Approximately 40% up to 70% of patients that are seropositive for CMV might [experience] CMV reactivation after transplant.” DISCLOSURES: Genofeva Papanicolaou has received research funding from Merck and consultant and research funding from Astellas and Chimerix.
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