|CMV+ donor allogenic stem cell transplant in CMV- patient
Apr 19, 2013
If an immune suppressed patient whom was CMV- receives CMV+ donor cells, what is the possibility of the patient having complications from this? What if the patient is an immune suppressed infant that is receiving the CMV+ donor cells?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
While I'm no expert in transplantation medicine, usually hosts and donors are matched for their CMV status.
Indeed, when CMV- recipients receive CMV+ organs, there is a higher risk of rejection and CMV-related complications. I would assume that the same applies to infants.
Hope that helps, BY
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