摘要

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has a major impact on health and affects more than 600,000 people in the USA. The current mainstay treatments include dialysis and kidney transplantation (KT), and patients who have received KT have a higher quality of life and a lower mortality risk than those on chronic dialysis. Therefore, KT is considered the more preferred treatment modality for patients with ESRD. However, even though KT results in a higher long-term survival rate, the use of immunosuppressants is associated with various complications, including opportunistic infections and malignancies, which may lead to a higher risk of death in the first year after transplantation. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare complication following KT, with an incidence of 0.027% in KT recipients. We present a case of PML following immunosuppressant therapy in a patient who received KT.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)612-615
頁數4
期刊Journal of NeuroVirology
25
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Virology

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