Cytomegalovirus polyradiculopathy of late onset in a young renal transplant recipient

Autor(es): Papasotiriou Marios,Papachristou Evangelos,Marangos Markos,Koukoulaki Maria,Savvidaki Eirini,Kalliakmani Pantelitsa,Goumenos Dimitrios S

Resumo: Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in CMV IgM/IgG-negative renal transplant recipients from CMV-positive donors (D+/R-) can occur after discontinuation of prophylaxis treatment as a flu-like syndrome or tissue invasive disease, involvement of the central nervous system is rare. Here, we report a case of CMV polyradiculopathy 6 months after renal transplantation that presented as a Guillain-Barre like syndrome and was successfully treated with foscarnet. This case highlights an uncommon aspect of CMV invasive disease which we should keep in mind in CMV (D+/R-) renal transplant recipients.

Palavras-Chave: Cytomegalovirus polyradiculopathy; Renal transplantation

Imprenta: Clinical Nephrology, v. 80, n. 1, p. 75-78, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.5414/CN107479

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections

Data de publicação: 2013