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Prevention of cytomegalovirus following solid organ transplantation: A literature review

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Shanna Kowalsky, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1657, New York, NY 10029

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E-mail: shanna.kowalsky@mssm.edu

Abstract

CMV is the most common opportunistic infection affecting SOT recipients. Although current strategies to prevent both CMV infection and disease have been effective, CMV related complications continue to occur, particularly late-onset CMV disease. This literature review article examines the benefits and disadvantages of different prevention modalities, and presents emerging strategies to better prevent CMV in organ transplant recipients.

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