Interstitial nephritis due to viruses is well-described after solid organ transplantation. Viruses implicated include cytomegalovirus; BK polyomavirus; Epstein-Barr virus; and, less commonly, adenovirus. We describe a rare case of hemorrhagic allograft nephritis due to herpes simplex virus type 1 at 10 days after living donor kidney transplantation. The patient had a favorable outcome with intravenous acyclovir and reduction of immunosuppression.
Keywords: clinical research/practice; donors and donation; infection and infectious agents; infectious disease; kidney disease: infectious; kidney transplantation/nephrology; kidney transplantation: living donor; viral.
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