Cytomegalovirus disease: Can it be prevented?

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The question posed by this editorial may be answered with a hesitant yes. Passive immunization has been shown to prevent cytomegalovirus disease in certain bone marrow transplant recipients, interferon has an antiviral effect in renal transplant patients, acyclovir is worth a try, and cytomegalovirus vaccine has been associated with a lower incidence of cytomegalovirus disease after renal transplantation. Although we are not exactly galloping toward the goal of eliminating cytomegalovirus disease, we seem to be walking in the right direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-546
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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