Journal article

Ganciclovir-resistant post-transplant cytomegalovirus infection due to combined deletion mutation at codons 595-596 of the UL97 gene.

Po Yee Mia Leung, Thomas Tran, Adam Testro, Kathy Paizis, Jason Kwong, John B Whitlam

Transplant Infectious Disease | Published : 2019


The development of antiviral-resistant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection complicates the management of transplant recipients. We describe the case of a 65-year-old male who developed CMV disease on valganciclovir prophylaxis (donor CMV IgG positive, recipient CMV IgG indeterminate) 30 days after combined liver-kidney transplantation for alcoholic cirrhosis and hepato-renal syndrome. After an initial complete response to treatment dose oral valganciclovir, he developed recurrent CMV viraemia. Resistance testing revealed a UL97 mutation with in-frame deletions of codons 595-596. He was treated successfully with foscarnet and reduction in immunosuppression. This mutation has not been described pr..

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