CMV in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Cynthia Mayer, D.O., FACOI
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Category: Immunocompromised Host, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Dr. Cynthia Mayer speaks about the management of cytomegalovirus infection in solid organ transplant recipients. About 50% of the US population has been exposed to CMV by the time they are young adults, and it is the most common viral infection affecting solid organ transplant recipients. Dr. Mayer discusses the differences between CMV infection and CMV disease, and the importance of distinguishing the two when assessing end-organ damage. She speaks about mechanism of infection, risk assessment for donors and recipients, diagnosis, management, and prophylaxis. She also touches on the management of Ganciclovir resistant CMV.

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