Parvovirus B19 infection – the cause of severe anaemia after renal transplantation


Authors: Z. Žilinská 1;  M. Chrastina 1;  J. Breza 1;  M. Drakulová 2
Authors‘ workplace: Urologická klinika s Centrom pre transplantácie obličiek Lekárskej fakulty UK a Univerzitnej nemocnice Bratislava, Slovenská republika, prednosta prof. MUDr. Dr. h. c. Ján Breza, DrSc. 1;  SYNLAB. SK s. r. o., Bratislava, Slovenská republika, odborný garant MUDr. Monika Drakulová 2
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2010; 56(7): 774-778
Category: 80th Birthday - Jaroslava Blahoše, MD, DrSc.

Overview

Anaemia belongs to the most frequent, mutlifactorial complications after kidney transplantation [1,2]. Blood loss during surgery, iron deficiency, inflammation, bone marrow suppression by immunosuppressants and antiviral medication, use of angiotensin‑converting enzyme and/or angiotensin receptor blockers, hyperparathyroidism, allograft dysfunction and at last viral infections participate in the development of posttransplant anaemia [1–3]. Persistent aplastic anaemia after kidney transplantation could be caused by parvovirus B19 infection [1,2,4,5].

Key words:
parvovisus B19 – anaemia – kidney transplantation – immunoglobulins


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