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Janice Brown

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  • Comparison of polymerase chain reaction of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and plasma identifies patients who control cytomegalovirus infection after hematopoietic cell transplantation CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES Vana, M. L., Formankova, D., Cha, S., Sharma, A., Potena, L., Brown, J. M., Mocarski, E. S. 2008; 47 (4): 535-539


    By use of an automated polymerase chain reaction test of plasma and a qualitative polymerase chain reaction assay on polymorphonuclear leukocytes, we identified a subgroup of hematopoietic cell transplant recipients who were able to control cytomegalovirus infection early after hematopoietic cell transplantation without antiviral therapy. Thirty-one percent of patients had cytomegalovirus DNA detected by qualitative polymerase chain reaction assay but had no cytomegalovirus DNA detected by the automated test; this group maintained a lower peak cytomegalovirus load, compared with the group of patients who had cytomegalovirus DNA detected by both tests (P = .03), suggesting a greater degree of functional immune reconstitution.

    View details for DOI 10.1086/590151

    View details for Web of Science ID 000257755700020

    View details for PubMedID 18611158

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