Henry H. Balfour Jr., MD
Cytomegalovirus is the major cause of infection after solid organ or bone marrow transplantation (1, 2). Cytomegalovirus is also a problem for other groups of patients, especially neonates and persons with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Therefore, control of this pernicious virus is a high priority. In 1983, I wrote an Annals editorial titled, "Cytomegalovirus Disease: Can It Be Prevented?" (3). The juxtaposition of that title with the present one, "Options for Prevention of Cytomegalovirus Disease," emphasizes that progress indeed has been made.
This issue contains the final report by Plotkin and colleagues (4) demonstrating the safety and efficacy of
Balfour HH. Options for Prevention of Cytomegalovirus Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;114:598–599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-7-598
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(7):598-599.
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