BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis

Leopold G. Koss, Leo F. Verdonck, Adriaan W. Dekker, Maja Rozenberg-Arska, Jacoba G. Kapsenberg, Harrie G.a.m. Van de Avoort, Gijsbert C. de Gast, Ray R. Arthur, Keerti V. Shah, Rein Saral

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To the Editor: The conclusions of the paper by Arthur et al. (July 24 issue),1 ascribing hemorrhagic cystitis in recipients of bone marrow transplants to the activation of BK type human polyomavirus, may be interpreted differently. The virus forms characteristic intranuclear inclusions in urothelial cells that can be observed on routine microscopical cytologic examination of urinary sediment.2 Using this simple technique, we could document the presence of the virus in 12 of 3648 patients without evidence of severe disease, in 3 of 84 patients with diabetes mellitus, and in 5 of 37 patients with cancer who were receiving various forms…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume316
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 1987

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Cystitis
BK Virus
Viruses
Intranuclear Inclusion Bodies
Diabetes Mellitus
Bone Marrow
Transplants
Neoplasms

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Koss, L. G., Verdonck, L. F., Dekker, A. W., Rozenberg-Arska, M., Kapsenberg, J. G., Van de Avoort, H. G. A. M., ... Saral, R. (1987). BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis. New England Journal of Medicine, 316(2), 108-109. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701083160212

BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis. / Koss, Leopold G.; Verdonck, Leo F.; Dekker, Adriaan W.; Rozenberg-Arska, Maja; Kapsenberg, Jacoba G.; Van de Avoort, Harrie G.a.m.; de Gast, Gijsbert C.; Arthur, Ray R.; Shah, Keerti V.; Saral, Rein.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 316, No. 2, 08.01.1987, p. 108-109.

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Koss, LG, Verdonck, LF, Dekker, AW, Rozenberg-Arska, M, Kapsenberg, JG, Van de Avoort, HGAM, de Gast, GC, Arthur, RR, Shah, KV & Saral, R 1987, 'BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 316, no. 2, pp. 108-109. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701083160212
Koss LG, Verdonck LF, Dekker AW, Rozenberg-Arska M, Kapsenberg JG, Van de Avoort HGAM et al. BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis. New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 Jan 8;316(2):108-109. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701083160212
Koss, Leopold G. ; Verdonck, Leo F. ; Dekker, Adriaan W. ; Rozenberg-Arska, Maja ; Kapsenberg, Jacoba G. ; Van de Avoort, Harrie G.a.m. ; de Gast, Gijsbert C. ; Arthur, Ray R. ; Shah, Keerti V. ; Saral, Rein. / BK Viruria and Hemorrhagic Cystitis. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 ; Vol. 316, No. 2. pp. 108-109.
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