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CMV post transplant gancyclovir valgancyclovir

P Solidoro, C Costa, D Libertucci, F Sidoti, M Boffini, D Ricci, L Delsedime, R Cavallo, S Baldi, M Rinaldi
INTRODUCTION: Among solid organ recipients lung transplant recipients are at highest risk to be affected by cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) or to die from CMV disease. Two strategies are usually adopted in the clinical management of transplant recipients: antiviral prophylaxis and pre-emptive therapy. METHODS: In our center we adopted from 2007 a combined prophylaxis with anti-CMV immunoglobulins in the first post-transplant year and antiviral therapy (gancyclovir or valgancyclovir) from post-transplant day 15 for 3 weeks and in case of CMV bronchoalveolar lavage specimen positivity (polymerase chain reaction or shell vial)...
September 2013: Transplantation Proceedings
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