Epidemiology and prevention of viral infections in patients with hematologic malignancies

Michael Angarone*

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Abstract

Viral infections are some of the most frequent complications in patients with hematologic malignancies are viral infections. Infections caused by cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, hepatitis B virus and influenza virus are associated with high morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population. Fortunately, a growing number of antiviral medications and vaccines are allowing for more effective prophylaxis against these pathogens. This article reviews the epidemiology and prophylactic strategies available for these opportunistic viral pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalInfectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Anti-viral agents
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Hematologic malignancy
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Influenza virus
  • Varicella zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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