Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • EBV infection in solid organ transplantation recipients may be associated with hepatitis and PTLD[Fishman 2007]
    • PTLD occurs in 1% to 32% of recipients depending on the organ transplanted[Allen 2013]
    • Risk factors for PTLD include allografts from EBV-seropositive donors to EBV-seronegative recipients and intensive immunosuppression[Dharnidharka 2001; Kalinova 2009 ]

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