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Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: You really can't

Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood.
CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant.

In brief: You really can't

Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood.
CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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