Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 203--207

Polyoma Virus Nephropathy, First Reported Case in Saudi Arabia


NA Siddiqi1, MH Hamid1, A El-Tayeb2, E Bokhari1 
1 Department of Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
N A Siddiqi
Consultant Nephrologist, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, P.O. Box 9862, Jeddah 21159
Saudi Arabia

Polyoma virus nephropathy (BK virus) is being recognized as an important cause of graft failure. It is usually confused with acute rejection. No cases have been reported from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We report a case of a Saudi gentleman, who was transplanted outside the country, with persistently elevated creatinine and urethral stenosis. He was treated for acute rejection on more than one occasion with no significant improvement in his renal function. Polyoma virus nephropathy was diagnosed by detecting the virus DNA by the Poly chain reaction technique (PCR). The patient«SQ»s renal function stabilized after the calcineurin inhibitors were discontinued.


How to cite this article:
Siddiqi N A, Hamid M H, El-Tayeb A, Bokhari E. Polyoma Virus Nephropathy, First Reported Case in Saudi Arabia.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2006;17:203-207


How to cite this URL:
Siddiqi N A, Hamid M H, El-Tayeb A, Bokhari E. Polyoma Virus Nephropathy, First Reported Case in Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];17:203-207
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