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American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2014, 2(5), 85-88
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-2-5-1
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BK Virus in Allogeneic and Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation: Review Article

Ilhami BERBER1, , Mehmet Ali ERKURT1, Funda YETKIN2, Irfan KUKU1, Emin KAYA1, Emin BODAKCI3, Mustafa KOROGLU1 and Ilknur NIZAM1

1Department of Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

2Department of Infection Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Pub. Date: September 21, 2014

Cite this paper:
Ilhami BERBER, Mehmet Ali ERKURT, Funda YETKIN, Irfan KUKU, Emin KAYA, Emin BODAKCI, Mustafa KOROGLU and Ilknur NIZAM. BK Virus in Allogeneic and Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation: Review Article. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2014; 2(5):85-88. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-2-5-1

Abstract

The BK virus is a member of the polyomavirus family. When the immune system is compromised, as in patients undergoing chemotherapy after hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplantation, the virus is reactivated, leading to haemorrhagic cystitis. While the BK virus is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, it rarely occurs after autologous stem cell transplantation. The early diagnosis and treatment of viral cystitis may prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with haemorrhagic cystitis caused by the BK virus. It is not entirely clear how the BK virus affects prognosis in patients undergoing allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Keywords:
BK Virus Allogeneic and Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation

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