Evidence of simian virus 40 infection in multiple organ transplant recipients with renal dysfunction

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  • External authors:
  • Bahman Abedi Kiasari
  • Caroline E. Corless
  • Alan Curry
  • Hilary Cotterill
  • John Murray
  • Sheila Ramjug
  • Paul E. Klapper


Electron microscopy (EM), real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and conventional PCR were used to identify viruses associated with infection in 2 transplantation patients. An autologous haematopoietic stem cell, liver and renal transplant recipient was found to be positive for simian virus 40 (SV40). Dual BK virus and SV40 infection was found in a heart and renal transplantation patient. SV40 infection can occur in immunocompromised patients. © 2011 Informa Healthcare.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-741
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011