Author(s): Loeffler J, Steffens M, Arlt EM, Toliat MR, Mezger M,
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Abstract We analyzed 90 polymorphisms in 17 genes related to immune function for association with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) reactivation and disease in patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. We found relevant markers (i) in CCR5 and IL-10 genes conferring a higher risk for the development of HCMV disease and (ii) in the MCP1 gene associated with HCMV reactivation. Testing of high-risk patients for the presence of these single-nucleotide polymorphisms might be useful for individualizing antiviral prophylaxis.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy