Experience with ciprofloxacin for prophylaxis of polyomavirus bk virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a case series

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LEE, Ching-Fen (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Linkou, Tao-yuan ,Taiwan, Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Taoyuan, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Ching-Fen Lee
    Shin-Tarng Deng
    Tzu-Cheng Tsai
    Tang-Her Jaing
  • Abstract:

    Background

    BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKHC) is an important issue in patients under­going hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Severe BKHC can impact on transplant outcomes or cause life-threatening hemorrhage. Although previous studies indicate ciprofloxacin has therapeutic potential for prophylaxis of BKHC in adults, it..

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