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Keywords:

  • BK virus;
  • pediatrics;
  • stem-cell transplantation

Abstract

BK virus (BKV) is an increasingly identified cause of pathology in immunocompromised transplant recipients. BKV is a well-known cause of graft dysfunction following renal transplantation and has also been reported in the native kidneys of other solid organ recipients. Less commonly, BKV nephropathy occurs in allogeneic stem-cell transplant (SCT) recipients. We now describe the first reported case of BKV nephropathy after pediatric autologous SCT. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011;56:495–497. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.