Epstein-Barr virus infection in transplant recipients: Summary of a workshop on surveillance, prevention and treatment

Upton Allen, Caroline Alfieri, Jutta Preiksaitis, Atul Humar, Dorothy Moore, Bruce Tapiero, Raymond Tellier, Michael Green, Dele Davies, Diane Hébert, Sheila Weitzman, Martin Petric, Kevan Jacobson, Philip Acott, Gerald Arbus, Sandra Arnold, Paul Atkinson, Rose Cheung, Sandra Cockfield, Louise DeschenesSimon Dobson, Carol Durno, Annie Fecteau, Dennis Geary, Tom Gross, Bo Yee Ngan, Anne Opavsky, Jutta Preiksaitis, Ahmed Shoker, Lise St-Jean, Bernadette O'Hare, Martin Petric, Stanley Read, David Snydman, Sumita Fleming, Sarah Forgie, Nicola Jones, Susan King, Jean Tchervenkov, Lee Anne Tibbles, Samia Wasfy, Jean Luc Wolff

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Abstract

Diseases caused by the Epstein-Barr virus are of great significance among organ transplant recipients. One of these diseases, post- transplant lymphoproliferative disease, is a major complication among organ transplant recipients. Management of this entity is problematic due to the difficulties with laboratory surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. A group of Canadian and American experts was assembled to discuss these aspects of Epstein-Barr virus diseases in Canadian organ transplant recipients. This report summarizes the relevant background literature and levels of evidence in relation to the outcomes of the deliberations and recommendations by the expert panel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-99
Number of pages11
JournalCanadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Lymphoproliferative disease
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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