Prevention and early treatment of opportunistic viral infections in patients with leukemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation recipients

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Abstract

A leading complication of leukemia therapy and stem cell transplantation is opportunistic viral infections. Infections caused by cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, varicella-zoster, Epstein-Barr, and the community respiratory viruses are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in this highly immunosuppressed population. Fortunately, a growing armamentarium is allowing more effective prophylaxis of these pathogens. This article reviews the epidemiology and prophylactic strategies available for these common opportunistic viral pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-201
Number of pages11
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Antiviral agents
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Influenza
  • Varicella-zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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