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Cytomegalovirus and Blood Transfusion

  • John D. Hamilton
Part of the Frontiers of Virology book series (FRVIROLOGY, volume 2)

Summary

This chapter summarizes the evidence that cytomegalovirus is present in certain cells in whole blood in both the active and latent state and that the virus can be transmitted in its latent state to a susceptible host by transfusion. Normal and immunosuppressed adults and newborn infant recipients are discussed as well as some methods of prevention.

Keywords

Cytomegalovirus Infection Latent Virus Bone Marrow Donor Renal Allograft Recipient Serologic Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineDuke University Medical Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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