DAVID RIFKIND, PH.D., M.D.; NEAL GOODMAN, M.D.; ROLLA B. HILL JR., M.D.
The high prevalence of cytomegalovirus infection after renal transplantation has been described in reports from the Harvard group (1, 2) and from this Center (3-9). In the present communication the cultural, serological, radiological, and pathological evidences for cytomegalovirus infection in the renal transplant patients treated here are correlated. This study defines some of the clinical consequences resulting from cytomegalovirus infection in these patients.
Isolation of cytomegalovirus was accomplished in the WI-38 line of diploid human embryonic lung fibroblasts as described previously (7). Similar methods were used for varicella-zoster and herpes simplex viruses. The tissue culture
DAVID RIFKIND, NEAL GOODMAN, ROLLA B. HILL. The Clinical Significance of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1116–1128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1116-1128.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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