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Co-incident BK and Epstein-Barr virus replication in a 3-year-old immunocompetent boy

Breuer, C. and Hinsch, A. and Hiort, J. and Oh, J. and Hirsch, H. H. and Dalquen, P.. (2014) Co-incident BK and Epstein-Barr virus replication in a 3-year-old immunocompetent boy. Clinical nephrology, Vol. 82, H. 4. pp. 278-282.

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Abstract

We present a unique case of infectious mononucleosis attended with transient asymptomatic BK virus (BKV) manifestation in the urine of an immunocompetent caucasian boy without kidney dysfunction. The urine sediment showed abundant decoy cells initially misdiagnosed as malignant cancer cells. This case demonstrates that the occurrence of polyoma-BKV bearing decoy cells is self-limiting and not necessarily associated with overt kidney disease in an immunocompetent child. The shedding of decoy cells into the urine might be promoted by viral co-infections modulating the host's immune response such as infectious mononucleosis.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Division of Medical Microbiology > Transplantation Virology (Hirsch)
UniBasel Contributors:Hirsch, Hans H.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Dustri-Verlag Karl Feistle
ISSN:0301-0430
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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