BK Virus Nephropathy Developing After Renal Transplantation and Its Treatment With Ciprofloxacin: A Case Report

Cekmen M. B., Bakirdoven S., SAYAN M., Yilmaz A.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.44, no.10, pp.3044-3047, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.03.059
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3044-3047
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) is among the most important problems in renal transplant recipients. This report presented an assessment of treatment with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, for 6 months in a 21-year-old male patient who developed BKVN after transplantation. Ciprofloxacin treatment reduced the viral load and improved the clinical findings.