Not the Usual Viral Suspects: Parvovirus B19, West Nile Virus, and Human T-Cell Lymphotrophic Virus Infections After Kidney Transplantation

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Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk of developing clinical disease due to uncommon opportunistic viral pathogens. Refractory anemia is classically associated with parvovirus B19 infection. West Nile virus has the propensity to cause fever and neurologic symptoms, while spastic paresis and lymphoma can be triggered by human T cell lymphotrophic virus. In this review article, the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of less common viruses are discussed in the setting of kidney transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-434
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Nephrology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016



  • anemia
  • encephalitis
  • erythrovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • opportunistic infection
  • retrovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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