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H. H. Hirsch, F. Vincenti, S. Friman, M. Tuncer, F. Citterio, A. Wiecek, E. H. Scheuermann, M. Klinger, G. Russ, M. D. Pescovitz and H. Prestele Polyomavirus BK Replication in De Novo Kidney Transplant Patients Receiving Tacrolimus or Cyclosporine: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study American Journal of Transplantation 13

Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04320.x

In a study of kidney transplant recipients randomized 1:1 to receive either cyclosporine-A or tacrolimus together with a common backbone of basiliximab induction, mycophenolate and steroids, higher steroid exposure, tacrolimus, male gender and older age are identified as independent risk factors for BK virus in the first year posttransplant. See a related manuscript by Theodoropoulos et al on page 197.

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