C. Sabrina Tan, Author at Clinical Advisor

C. Sabrina Tan

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BK virus (Clinical Condition)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has BK associated nephropathy (PVAN), ureteral stenosis, or hemorrhagic cystitis? What should you expect to find? Key symptoms Nephropathy (PVAN) BK viruria BK viremia Slow asymptomatic rise of serum creatinine Hematuria Fever Laboratory evidence of renal insufficiency Abnormal urinalysis Ureteral Stenosis Urinary obstruction…

BK Polyomavirus (Microbiology)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification BK virus is a polyomavirus in the Papovaviridae family. The human polyomaviruses are JC, WU, KI, MW, STL, TS, HPyV6, HPyV7, HPyV9, HPyV12, HPyV13 and Merckel cell carcinoma viruses. BK, JC, TS, and Merckel cell carcinoma viruses are linked to specific human diseases. The…

JC polyomaviruses: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (Clinical Condition)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has disease PML? What should you expect to find? Neurological symptoms are usually subacute, including dysarthria, paralysis, sensory deficits, cognitive dysfunction, and coordination problems. Up to 18% of PML patients can also present with seizures. PML is a disease mainly of the brain…

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