ADENOVIRUS NEPHRITIS IN A 44 YEARS OLD MALE POST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Riyadh Alsehli
Dr. Afaf Almutairi
Dr. Sarah Aljabri
Dr. Sufia Husain
Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Studies
With the rising number of solid organ transplantations and the use of immunosuppressants; it will have the patient at the risk of opportunistic infections, especially viral infections. The most common cause of fever of unknown origin in post−transplant patients is adenovirus. We report the case of end stage renal disease secondary to diabetes underwent a live renal transplant from an unrelated donor. The patient presented after two years of renal transplant with two weeks history of fever, dysuria, and generalised fatigue. The patient was treated with 40 grams of IVIG for two days as an immunomodulator to reduce the risk of rejection.
KEYWORDS: Renal transplantation, Adenovirus, Nephritis.