Parainfluenza type 3 in a transplant unit Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Nephritis
  • Renal Dialysis


  • We observed an epidemic of parainfluenza type 3 viral infection in a renal transplantation service among 16 recent transplant recipients. To assess the effect of infection on transplant function, we retrospectively compared the infected patients with a matched, uninfected control group. In addition to symptoms of a mild upper respiratory tract infection associated with the epidemic, there was an increase in the frequency of acute rejection episodes during the period of infection in the infected group. Nevertheless, outcome in terms of patient and graft survival at six months was not affected when compared with the survival rates of the control group.

publication date

  • December 1979



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.241.4.384

PubMed ID

  • 214588

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 384

end page

  • 6


  • 241


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