BK virus infection and urothelial carcinoma following kidney transplantation

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Masaaki Oikawa


Although a potential relationship between human polyomavirus BK (BK virus) infection and human malignancy is debated, the role of the BK virus in urothelial carcinoma development in a renal transplant recipient remains unclear. Recent reports suggested novel BK virus strain may play a key role in carcinogenesis. In this review, we report our experiences and outline the latest knowledge about the relationship between BK virus infection and carcinogenesis in urinary tract cancers.

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OIKAWA, Masaaki. BK virus infection and urothelial carcinoma following kidney transplantation. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 5, sep. 2016. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/633>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2023.
BK virus, kidney transplantation, urothelial carcinoma of a ureter graft, SV40
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