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Virologie

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Prevention of cytomegalovirus disease in renal transplant patients Volume 4, issue 6, Novembre - Décembre 2000

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Service de néphrologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris

Cytomegalovirus infection remains the most deleterious viral infection after kidney transplantation. However, a strategy of prevention is now available, either chimioprophylaxis or preemptive therapy guided on virologic monitoring. Both attitudes seem to be equivalent with regard to efficacy. The questions of cost-efficacy and emergence of antiviral-resistant-CMV strains remain to be better evaluated.