What causes relapse of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in solid organ transplant recipients?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Despite long treatment courses with valganciclovir and documented clearance of CMV viremia, CMV relapse remains common among solid organ transplant recipients. [48]  A better understanding of the epidemiology of CMV infection among solid organ transplant recipients and risk factors for disease relapse is warranted.


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