DETECTION OF BK VIRUS AND ADENOVIRUS IN THE URINE FROM CHILDREN AFTER ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
Hatakeyama, Naoki MD; Suzuki, Nobuhiro MD, PhD; Yamamoto, Masaki MD; Kuroiwa, Yuki MD, PhD; Hori, Tsukasa MD; Mizue, Nobuo MD, PhD; Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki MD, PhD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
25(1):84-85, January 2006.
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The development of hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) and urinary excretion of polyoma BK virus (BKV) and adenovirus (ADV) was investigated by polymerase chain reaction in 20 children undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Five children developed HC, and all of them excreted BKV; however, only 1 excreted ADV, suggesting that BKV is more significant cause of HC than ADV in children undergoing stem cell transplantation.
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