BK Virus most susceptible up to 5 years out. Lowering of immunosupression helps fight BK Virus. Symptoms are sub-clinical and cancer drug "vismodegib" causes all symptoms. I am on lowest dose of cyclosporine (main side affect - gout), azathioprine (increases susceptibility to basil and sqaumus cancers) and prednisone (over 2 decades destabilizes blood pressure also can cause polycythemia) and have an ileal conduit for over 50 years. Use Bactrim DS for elevated WBC. Never urinated through bladder or urethra - how can I relate to symptoms of burning urination? Klippel-Feil Syndrone, extrophy of bladder - ileal conduit age 3. Many revisions.
After 23 years of transplantation, why would my nephrologist be testing me for the BK Virus?
- 19 Apr 2016 by david kraft
- immunosuppression, cancer, dosage, vismodegib, symptom, nephrology, virus, drug
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