Q: When should I undergo a test for BK virus?
A: Test for BK virus is usually not required. However, it is advisable to undergo the test if one is getting a transplantation done and is likely to receive strong immunosuppressive drugs.
Q: WhichDoctor Should I Consult for BK Virus Infection?
A: Usually, BK virus symptoms are related to the kidney function. Anephrologist can help in overcoming the problems. When the infected person hasundergone an organ transplant, they can consult the respective surgeon toovercome the problems caused by BK virus.
Q: Can the chances of BK virus infection after kidney transplantation be predicted?
A: Yes. The strongest predictor for BK virus infection after kidney transplantation is the one developed by The Cleveland Clinic. BKV peak viral loads in blood of an individual of more than 23,000 copies per milliliter can predict BKV kidney infection in the person, after the transplantation.
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