Abstract Hemorrhagic cystitis is a common complication in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We report here a case of severe BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis who did not respond to intravenous cidofovir. Overt hematuria successfully resolved after a few days on hyperbaric oxygen and intravesical instillations of cidofovir, while BK viruria dropped after a few weeks and remained low. We review the literature for therapeutic options in hemorrhagic cystitis and try to explain how hyperbaric oxygen stimulates mucosal repair in the urinary bladder.
|Autori:||FOCOSI D; MAGGI F; PISTOLESI D; BENEDETTI E; PAPINESCHI F; GALIMBERTI S; CECCHERINI-NELLI LUCA; PETRINI M|
|Titolo:||Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis refractory to intravenous and intravesical cidofovir: case report and review of literature|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|