Polyomavirus allograft nephropathy
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Polyomavirus allographt nephropathy, also called PVN, is a condition caused by a BK virus infection in the kidneys. This viral infection is most common in individials who have received a kidney transplant, because of the immunosuppressent medication they take in order to prevent rejection of the transplant by their own body. This means their immune systems aren’t at their peak to provide protection against the virus. Treatment usually includes lowering immunosuppressent medication to allow the body to fight and get rid of the virus.