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CMV Infection in Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Can Hüzmeli1*, Hatice Terzi2, Ferhan Candan3, Ayşe şekerKoçkara4, Esin Yıldız5 and Mansur Kayataş3
1Departmant of Nephrology, Kahramanmaraş State Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Departmant of Hematology, Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, Sivas, Turkey
3Departmant of Nephrology, Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, Sivas, Turkey
4Departmant of Nephrology, Kars state Hospital, Kars, Turkey
5Departmant of Pathology, Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, Sivas, Turkey
Corresponding author : Can Hüzmeli
D Kahramanmaraş State Hospital, Departmant of Nephrology, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
234 706 569 0879
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Received: December 30, 2016 Accepted: February 10, 2017 Published: February 16, 2017
Citation: Hüzmeli C, Terzi H, Candan F, Koçkara AS, Yıldız E. et al. (2017) CMV Infection in Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. J Virol Antivir Res 6:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8955.1000167


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a DNA virus belonging to herpesviridea family. CMV infections are seen at all age groups all through the world. Its seroprevalence is 50% in developed countries and 40- 100% in developing countries. In seropostive cases, the disease develops as result of reactivation following a treatment with immunosuppressive.Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the triad of mechanical hemolytic anemia,thrombocytopenia and renal impairment. Atypical HUS (aHUS) defines non Shigatoxin- HUSand a primary disease due to a disorder in complement alternative pathway regulation.In the present paper, a 60 years old case undergoing plasma exchange for aHUS and found to have CMV pneumonia during follow-up is presented.

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