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I have a transplanted kidney. My CMV test is positive. What are the next steps?
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Dr. Stephen Cheng
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment is needed
A positive CMV PCR test in itself doesn't mean a patient is sick from a CMV infection, but most centers will treat that patient preemptively, before symptoms occur. CMV infections can be serious and can involved most the organs in the body.
Treatment typically involves at least 3 months of anti-viral medications.

In brief: Treatment is needed
A positive CMV PCR test in itself doesn't mean a patient is sick from a CMV infection, but most centers will treat that patient preemptively, before symptoms occur. CMV infections can be serious and can involved most the organs in the body.
Treatment typically involves at least 3 months of anti-viral medications.
Dr. Stephen Cheng
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
In brief: See doctor
They may give you medicine if the infection is new.

In brief: See doctor
They may give you medicine if the infection is new.
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