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Can kidney transplant proceed with recipient CMV negative and donor CMV positive? Any risk?

Thank you. My name is Dory Garcia and I am a mother of a 25 year old kidney patient currently on dialysis who is a candidate for a kidney transplant. Her sister is a donor. Howev er, when we got their laboratory results the recipient is CMV negative while the donor is CMV positive. Can the transplant still proceed What are the risks? My email address is YYYY@YYYY . I will appreciate any comments thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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YES the transplant can be done, CMV profylaxis with valgancyclovir for 3 to 6 months to the recipient after transplant is needed . generally no special risk involved. slight chance of post transplant CMV disease. but it is not a reason to not to do transplant.
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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