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Antivirals improve CMV pneumonia outcomes after HCT

March 30, 2015

Outcomes of cytomegalovirus pneumonia after hematopoietic cell transplantation have improved modestly over the past 25 years largely due to antiviral treatment and changes in transplantation protocols rather than the use of adjunctive immunoglobulin treatment, according to recent findings.

“Although the development of effective cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevention strategies has significantly reduced the need to treat established CMV disease after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the management of CMV pneumonia remains a formidable challenge,” the researchers wrote. “Furthermore, late CMV disease may occur after both myeloablative and non-myeloablative HCT.”

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