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Bk Virus Kidney Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Is it common for kidney transplant patients to get cytomegalovirus? Is the virus always active in transplant patients? Any med to make it inactive?
Affects many organs: Cytomegalovirus is very common, and over half the adult population has had the infection. However, transplant patients that take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection are very susceptible to reactivation of latent (hibernating) virus, or getting a primary infection from the donor who may have been exposed. The virus can invade the bone marrow, liver, lungs, intestines, eyes, etc. ...Read more
Not usually: Fortunately, not very many kidney transplant recipients have lung problems early after the transplant. However, like all patients who take anti- rejection drugs they are susceptible to infections with viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia. We advise taking the flu vaccine (only the dead virus type) and the Pneumovax vaccine. Also important to abstain from smoking. ...Read more
A guy i know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?
Organ Transplants: Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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